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Re: [Xen-devel] [Qemu-devel] [RFC][PATCH 1/1] libxl: add one machine property to support IGD GFX passthrough

On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 08:56:48AM +0800, Chen, Tiejun wrote:
> >>>
> >>>Just remember to handle old option in libxl if your old option is already
> >>>released by some older version of QEMUs.
> >>
> >>I just drop that old option, -gfx_passthru, if we're under qemu upstream
> >>circumstance, like this,
> >>
> >
> >The question is, is there any version of qemu upstream that has
> >been released that has the old option (-gfx-passthru)?
> No. Just now we're starting to support IGD passthrough in qemu upstream.

Right, as of QEMU 2.2.0 there's no support of IGD passthrough in QMEU

> >
> >This gives us a situation that we need to support both the old
> >(-gfx-passthru) and new (-igd-passthru) options. Presumably we (libxl)
> >would need to fork a qemu process to determine which option it has and
> >pass the right one.
> >
> >Or you can try to keep both old and new option at the same time but
> Yeah, actually I also have considered to keep both two options at the same
> time. Its really friendly to any qemu version.
> >deprecate the old one. Then in a few qemu release cycles later (or
> This should be like 'accel=kvm' versus 'enable-kvm' in qemu upstream.
> They're coexisted now but just the former is a modern option.
> >probably one year or two?) you can finally remove the old one. The point
> >is that to give downstream (in this case, Xen) time to cope with the
> >change.
> Here I'm fine to this way.
> So Gerd,

So you don't actually need to ask Gerd this question because there is no
old option to keep in qemu upstream.

Libxl (or any sensible toolstack) will just do the right thing to either
pass -igd-passthru (or whatever you guys agree upon) to qemu upstream or
pass -gfx-passthru to qemu traditional. :-)


> What about this?

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