[PATCH 2/2] qemu: Do not Use canonical path for system memory

Peter Krempa pkrempa at redhat.com
Wed Jan 13 07:06:30 UTC 2021

On Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 21:13:54 +0100, Jiri Denemark wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 20:21:19 +0100, Igor Mammedov wrote:
> > On Tue, 12 Jan 2021 09:29:50 +0100
> > Michal Privoznik <mprivozn at redhat.com> wrote:


> We consume machine types as opaque strings, we don't parse them and thus
> we don't have any ordering on them. Without this telling what <= 4.0
> means is impossible. And I don't think we should start doing it, and
> especially not for limiting this hack as it would be limiting a hack
> with another one.
> A reasonable solution would be if we could tell which machine types need
> (or perhaps don't need) such treatment by probing QEMU for available
> machine types.

Well this has two implications:
1) qemu telling us would be detectable, thus no need to check for x-something
2) if qemu can tell us when to use it, it's very probable that at that
   point it can do the correct thing itself, not requiring anything from

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