[PATCH v3 11/19] audio: deprecate -soundhw pcspk

Paolo Bonzini pbonzini at redhat.com
Mon Jun 22 13:25:36 UTC 2020

On 22/06/20 15:07, Philippe Mathieu-Daudé wrote:
>>> +static int pcspk_audio_init_soundhw(ISABus *bus)
>>> +{
>>> +    PCSpkState *s = pcspk_state;
>>> +
>>> +    warn_report("'-soundhw pcspk' is deprecated, "
>>> +                "please set a backend using '-global isa-pcspk.audiodev=<name>' instead");
> Markus's "Crazy shit around -global (pardon my french)"
> series instead suggest to use '-device ...':
> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2020-06/msg06667.html
> Could that work here?

No, this is a different issue.  The problem with the floppy is that it
conflated two devices in one (controller and drive), while here the
device is builtin.

In this case -global could be replaced by a machine property, similar to
what is done for the block devices that back parallel flash.  That
however is orthogonal to providing a good CLI for configuring audio.


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