On Tue, Aug 06, 2013 at 10:21:52AM +0300, Gleb Natapov wrote:
If you see a mouse in a room, how likely is it that there's a single mouse there?
This is a PV technology which to me looks like it was rushed through and not only set on by default, but without a way to disable it - apparently on the assumption there's 0 chance it can cause any damage. Now that we do know the chance it's not there, why not go back to the standard interface, and why not give users a chance to enable/disable it?
You should be able to disable it with: -device pvpanic,ioport=0
Doesn't work for me. Besides, both -device pvpanic and use of ioport=0 to disable it are completely undocumented.
BTW pls keep qemu-devel Cc'd.
We have different definition of "damage" though.
Driver bugs, qemu bugs, OSPM bugs all can cause issues like OS crashes, suspend/resume issues, bad performance ... What's your definition of damage?