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

From: Eduardo Habkost
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: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 11:05:42 -0300
User-agent: Mutt/1.9.2 (2017-12-15)

On Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 10:39:29AM +0200, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> On 26/06/2018 18:06, Eduardo Habkost wrote:
> >> On the other hand I see no benefit in changing a default that people are
> >> obviously not using (since most people use KVM, not TCG).  Distros will
> >> keep shipping, and people will keep using qemu-kvm even if we change the
> >> default.
> >
> > Not changing the default is different from promising we will keep
> > ABI compatibility if the accelerator is omitted.  I just want to
> > get rid of the latter.
> I understand; what I don't understand is why do the latter unless you
> plan to change the default.

Why should we make a compatibility promise if we don't have to?
Making and keeping promises have a cost, and I'd like us to spend
our energy elsewhere.


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