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Re: [PATCH v3] hw/smbios: support for type 41 (onboard devices extended

From: Vincent Bernat
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3] hw/smbios: support for type 41 (onboard devices extended information)
Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2021 21:12:04 +0200
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 ❦  6 avril 2021 21:05 +02, Igor Mammedov:

>> >>> This can be invoked with:
>> >>> 
>> >>>     $QEMU -netdev user,id=internet
>> >>>           -device 
>> >>> virtio-net-pci,mac=50:54:00:00:00:42,netdev=internet,id=internet-dev \
>> >>>           -smbios type=41,designation='Onboard 
>> >>> LAN',instance=1,kind=ethernet,pcidev=internet-dev  
>> >>
>> >> an ACPI alternative was merged recently (current master).
>> >> assigning 'designation=' wasn't implemented there, but important part
>> >> of giving users control over PCI devices 'eno' index is implemented.
>> >>
>> >> When I looked into the issue, smbios way was a bit over-kill for the task
>> >> and didn't really work if hotplug were used.
>> >>
>> >> See, for example how to use new feature:
>> >>  https://www.mail-archive.com/qemu-devel@nongnu.org/msg794164.html  
>> >
>> > It seems simpler this way. I don't think my patch is needed then.  
>> Well, after thinking a bit, if the patch is good enough, maybe it can
>> still be merged. It is fairly generic and it adds the ability to set the
>> name of the card. It's not as convenient as using acpi-index, but I
>> could add a note about acpi-index in the documentation to let people
>> know they may prefer the simpler acpi-index?
> Patch looks fine to me.
> Can you fix TODO item in it (segment_group_number) on next respin,
> pls?

I think this is already done in the v4 posted a few days ago:

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