[PATCH] deprecation: x86 default machine types

Dr. David Alan Gilbert (git) dgilbert at redhat.com
Tue Mar 1 19:54:32 UTC 2022

From: "Dr. David Alan Gilbert" <dgilbert at redhat.com>

Declare the intent to require a machine type to be specified on x86
system emulation.

Signed-off-by: Dr. David Alan Gilbert <dgilbert at redhat.com>
 docs/about/deprecated.rst | 8 ++++++++
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

diff --git a/docs/about/deprecated.rst b/docs/about/deprecated.rst
index 85773db631..143c60d105 100644
--- a/docs/about/deprecated.rst
+++ b/docs/about/deprecated.rst
@@ -324,6 +324,14 @@ machine is hardly emulated at all (e.g. neither the LCD nor the USB part had
 been implemented), so there is not much value added by this board. Use the
 ``ref405ep`` machine instead.
+x86 default machine type
+x86 currently defaults to the ```pc``` machine type which is based on the very
+old ```i440fx``` chipset.  This default will be removed and the user will be
+required to specify a machine type explicitly using -M; users are encouraged to
+switch to the not quite as old ```q35``` machine types.
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