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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH 3/3] pvpanic: rename to isa-pvpanic

Am 21.08.2013 19:01, schrieb Michael S. Tsirkin:
> On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 06:43:16PM +0200, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
>> The pvpanic situation is already messed up enough.  Let us give our
>> libvirt friends an easy indication that we have untied our side.
>> Not-yet-signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini redhat com>
>> ... because we first have to determine how to expose the device's existence
>>     in the ACPI tables or in fw_cfg.
>> Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini redhat com>
> So it's isa-pvpanic meaning "I-am-sure-this-is-the-last-bug-pvpanic"
> If we feel there's need to give libvirt a way to do
> introspection into QEMU bugs, let's architect one.
> Randomly renaming devices in the vain hope it's
> the last major bug is not it.

Seconded. While we shouldn't rule out renaming devices, doing so as a
criteria for libvirt sounds utterly wrong.

Paolo, you are right that a single "NACK" cannot be a criteria, but a
single convincing justification by a random reviewer should be
sufficient to reconsider. :)

Adding some device property or obtaining the info via some existing
query-* QMP command might be better alternatives.


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