On 20/09/2016 13:04, Markus Armbruster wrote:
> I'm not proposing to get rid of -serial.  I'm proposing to use it as
> indicator of old code in need of modernization.  A properly QOMified
> serial device should be "configurable with non-legacy means".  Devices
> that aren't are probably not QOMified. [...]
> 
> > The Raspberry Pi board is probably one of the best examples.  Its only
> > snag is that one of the devices (hw/arm/bcm2835_peripherals.c) uses
> > serial_hds[].
> 
> Yes, but it uses it to configure QOMified devices, doesn't it?
> It should be possible to configure these with non-legacy means, at least
> in theory.

The devices are QOMified, but because there is more than one you cannot
hack their configuration with -global.

Paolo

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