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From: BALATON Zoltan <balaton@eik.bme.hu>
To: Gerd Hoffmann <kraxel@redhat.com>
Cc: Mark Cave-Ayland <mark.cave-ayland@ilande.co.uk>, qemu-devel@nongnu.org
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Machine specific option ROMs
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2019 01:42:59 +0200 (CEST)
Message-ID: <alpine.BSF.2.21.9999.1908200126020.56805@zero.eik.bme.hu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190819061545.7qeiyonvvqe3s6up@sirius.home.kraxel.org>

On Mon, 19 Aug 2019, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 02:38:09AM +0200, BALATON Zoltan wrote:
>> I know about the possibility to set the option ROM of a PCIDevice with the
>> romfile property (that we can set on command line or in a device's init
>> method) but is there a way to set it depending on the machine that uses the
>> device? If this is not currently possible what would be needed to allow
>> this?
> Should work with compat properties.  That is a list of device, property
> and value which a specific machine type should use.  Typically they are
> used to make versioned machine types behave simliar to older qemu
> versions (this is where the name comes from).  Using them to use
> non-default properties on ppc platform should work too.
> For example in qemu 1.5 the nic roms got EFI support and there is a
> compat property which switches the pc-i440fx-1.4 (and older) machine
> types to the non-efi versions.  Grep for pxe-e1000.rom to find the code.

OK thanks, looks like something like this works:

diff --git a/hw/ppc/mac_newworld.c b/hw/ppc/mac_newworld.c
index c5bbcc7433..8ee937e3ce 100644
--- a/hw/ppc/mac_newworld.c
+++ b/hw/ppc/mac_newworld.c
@@ -569,6 +572,10 @@ static int core99_kvm_type(MachineState *machine, const char *arg)
     return 2;

+static GlobalProperty compat[] = {
+    { "VGA", "romfile", NDRV_VGA_FILENAME },
 static void core99_machine_class_init(ObjectClass *oc, void *data)
     MachineClass *mc = MACHINE_CLASS(oc);
@@ -587,6 +594,7 @@ static void core99_machine_class_init(ObjectClass *oc, void *data)
     mc->default_cpu_type = POWERPC_CPU_TYPE_NAME("7400_v2.9");
     mc->ignore_boot_device_suffixes = true;
+    compat_props_add(mc->compat_props, compat, G_N_ELEMENTS(compat));
     fwc->get_dev_path = core99_fw_dev_path;

Mark, do you think this could replace the current way of passing this 
driver via fw_cfg and would you accept patches to OpenBIOS to revert the 
ndrv patching to replace that with this solution? (The vga_config_cb 
already adds the driver from the ROM when set as above so no further hacks 
are necessary. If we want we can keep the vga-ndrv? option to control this 
adding NDRV from ROM after the current use of this setting is no longer 
needed.) I think this would allow some simplification and also avoids 
patching ati-vga with this driver without needing to add vga-ndrv?=false 
manually. (In the future this same way can also be used to pass proper 
FCode ROMs to OpenBIOS.)


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Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-19  0:38 BALATON Zoltan
2019-08-19  6:15 ` Gerd Hoffmann
2019-08-19 23:42   ` BALATON Zoltan [this message]
2019-08-20  6:25     ` Gerd Hoffmann
2019-08-20 10:46       ` BALATON Zoltan
2019-08-20 12:28         ` Gerd Hoffmann
2019-08-20 14:01           ` BALATON Zoltan

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