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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] Remove hardcoded xen-platform device initialization

Il 13/06/2013 13:44, Ian Campbell ha scritto:
> On Thu, 2013-06-13 at 18:33 +0100, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
>> On Thu, 13 Jun 2013, Paul Durrant wrote:
>>> The xen-platform device should be initialized by the Xen toolstack by
>>> passing the appropriate -device argument on the command line.
>>> Signed-off-by: Paul Durrant <paul.durrant@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> This patch is problematic because we can't know for sure the version of
>> upstream QEMU that is going to be used with Xen.
>> If we apply this patch and QEMU 1.5 is going to be used with Xen 4.2,
>> guests won't be able to use PV drivers.
> Is the right answer a lever to disable, rather than enable, it?
> A workaround for the situation you envisage is to use the
> device_model_args config option, not ideal though.

I think the right solution for this is to move towards using the normal
"-M pc" machine.  libxl can simply use "-M pc -machine accel=xen -device
xen-platform-pv"; older versions that use the xenfv machine will still work.

And if you do this, you will also get the benefit of versioned machine


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