[libvirt] [PATCH-for-4.2] hw/mips: Deprecate the r4k machine
aurelien at aurel32.net
Mon Nov 25 15:23:55 UTC 2019
On 2019-11-25 11:41, Philippe Mathieu-Daudé wrote:
> The r4k machine was introduced in 2005 (6af0bf9c7) and its last
> logical change was in 2005 (9542611a6). After we can count 164
> maintenance commits (QEMU API changes) with the exception of
> 1 fix in 2015 (memory leak, commit 3ad9fd5a).
> This machine was introduced as a proof of concept to run a MIPS
> CPU. 2 years later, the Malta machine was add (commit 5856de80)
> modeling a real platform.
> Note also this machine has no specification except 5 lines in
> the header of this file:
> * emulates a simple machine with ISA-like bus.
> * ISA IO space mapped to the 0x14000000 (PHYS) and
> * ISA memory at the 0x10000000 (PHYS, 16Mb in size).
> * All peripherial devices are attached to this "bus" with
> * the standard PC ISA addresses.
> It is time to deprecate this obsolete machine. Users are
> recommended to use the Malta board, which hardware is well
> Signed-off-by: Philippe Mathieu-Daudé <philmd at redhat.com>
> qemu-deprecated.texi | 5 +++++
> hw/mips/mips_r4k.c | 1 +
> MAINTAINERS | 2 +-
> 3 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
The Linux kernel support for this machine has been dropped more than 10
years ago in this commit:
I therefore think it's time to also drop support for it on the QEMU
Aurelien Jarno GPG: 4096R/1DDD8C9B
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