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Re: [libvirt] [Qemu-devel] change x86 default machine type to Q35?



On 11/07/2017 17:47, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
On 11/07/2017 16:42, Kevin Wolf wrote:
  Concerning QEMU, could we maybe simply emit a warning a la

  "you did not specify a machine type with the -M option, so you are
   currently running the the 'pc' machine type. Please note that
future
   versions of QEMU might use the 'q35' machine type instead. If you
   require the 'pc' machine type for your setting, then please specify
   it with the -M option."
Warnings tend to get ignored until things are actually break, so I
don't think this helps much.  I think simply not having a default
machine type (as already suggested elsewhere in this thread) is the
best way to deal with this.
I would absolutely hate this. One of the nice things about qemu has
always been that 'qemu disk.img' is enough to start a simple VM. You
only need to touch any other options for things you care about. I
wouldn't want to give this up.

I agree.  Don't change anything, leave "-M pc" aside, and let libosinfo
pick q35 for newer guests.


Hi Paolo,

While I do think it would be a good step moving forward, I am not
convinced is "enough" to get more users using it. More so, a low
level bug in upper layers (e.g. Open stack) will lead to difficulty
to debug and result in the same "The machine is not steady enough,
it doesn't worth the effort, let's move back to pc", or even
frustration of the people that really need Q35.

IMHO we need to find a way to let more users use Q35 by default
and make an effort to fix the possible issues before.


Thanks,
Marcel


Paolo



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