[SeaBIOS] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v4 1/3] ich9: add TCO interface emulation

Paulo Alcantara pcacjr at zytor.com
Mon Jun 22 14:36:57 CEST 2015

On Mon, June 22, 2015 9:11 am, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 11:45:31AM +0200, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
>> On 22/06/2015 10:43, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
>> > Given that support is known to be partial, would it make sense
>> > to keep it disabled by default for 2.4?
>> What is partial about it?
> Ow, looks like I didn't send out the response to the patch itself.
> Will do.
>>  In fact, considering that q35 behavior is
>> still experimental it makes no sense to even make it conditional.
> I agree to this, though an option to disable seems useful for debugging,
> so I'm glad that Paulo implemented it.  It's probably not strictly
> required to disable for old machine types, but why not.
>> We
>> discussed this on IRC and I was hoping to hear you reply "sorry, I was
>> wrong".  Instead, I get this.
>> Michael, I'm seriously getting annoyed by this behavior.  Stop scaring
>> away contributors.
>> Paolo
> Doing my best here, but I do think we need to be careful about merging
> things at this stage to avoid delaying the release.
>> > This way in 2.5 we won't need to add more flags to stay bug
>> compatible.

Hi Michael,

I have seen no use other than watchdog functionality of TCO. The reason I
wrote it was because I was working on an internal project that needed TCO
to generate SMI so that my registered SW SMI handler in firmware would get
executed. If, at that time, I had it supported on QEMU that would
certainly have saved a lot of time instead testing it on bare hardware :-)

Given that, I think it's OK for me to enable it by default on pc-q35-2.4
and later.



Paulo Alcantara, C.E.S.A.R
Speaking for myself only.

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