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Re: Making QEMU easier for management tools and applications

From: Gerd Hoffmann
Subject: Re: Making QEMU easier for management tools and applications
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 17:18:32 +0100


> > We already have qapi schema for -blockdev + -display + -audiodev +
> > -chardev, creating a configuration struct which supports these
> > shouldn't be that much effort.  Then move over QemuOpts one by one.
> chardev-add uses a QAPI type that has too deep nesting to be user
> friendly.

Yea, right, it is relatively old and doesn't use stuff like base types
which didn't exist back then ...

> > Once config file support is complete enough we should be able to offload
> > backward compatibility command line parsing to some script which
> > transforms the cli into a config file.  Which is probably better than
> > trying to add -writeconfig to qemu as we don't have to do the string
> > processing in C then.
> If we get a launcher script anyway, I would argue that the system
> emulator binary written in C should only support JSON (like it already
> does) and the script can easily translate from YAML to JSON.

That makes sense indeed.


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