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Re: [Qemu-trivial] [Qemu-devel] [RFC PATCH 4/4] qemu-options: Do not sho

From: Cornelia Huck
Subject: Re: [Qemu-trivial] [Qemu-devel] [RFC PATCH 4/4] qemu-options: Do not show -enable-kvm and -enable-hax in the docs anymore
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 09:50:04 +0200

On Tue, 26 Jun 2018 06:40:56 +0200
Thomas Huth <address@hidden> wrote:

> On 25.06.2018 20:26, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> > On 25/06/2018 19:30, Eduardo Habkost wrote:  
> >>>> Attentive distros could even replace the wrapper script by a link.  
> >>> If they are okay with replacing the "KVM only" semantics with "KVM or
> >>> TCG", which I think is generally worse.  
> >>
> >> If we can't get agreement on what's the right default for each
> >> QEMU binary, I think that's yet another reason to document that
> >> upstream QEMU won't guarantee ABI compatibility if -accel is
> >> omitted.  
> > 
> > Before that we should ask what the benefit is in changing the default
> > for qemu-system-*.  Nobody is using it in practice to start QEMU with
> > KVM enabled...  
> That's certainly not true. I've seen a couple of times already that
> people ask on IRC why their guests are running so slow, and if you ask
> them about their command line, it's obvious that they simply were not
> aware of "-accel" / "-enable-kvm" yet.
> <semi-sarcastic>
> Maybe we simply should add a "--verbose" command line option that people
> can use to diagnose their problems:
> $ qemu-system-x86_64 --verbose
> QEMU emulator version 2.12.50
> Using 'tcg' accelerator. Use '-accel kvm' to speed things up.
> Machine type is 'pc-i440fx-3.0'. Use 'q35' for a more modern machine.
> ....
> </semi-sarcastic>

Not sure how serious you meant that, but I actually quite like the
idea :)

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