On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 08:05:23AM +0200, Markus Armbruster wrote:
> Alistair Francis <alistair.fran...@xilinx.com> writes:
> > This work is based on the original work by Li Guang with extra
> > features added by Peter C and myself.
> > The idea of this loader is to allow the user to load multiple images
> > or values into QEMU at startup.
> > Memory values can be loaded like this: -device
> > loader,addr=0xfd1a0104,data=0x8000000e,data-len=4
> > Images can be loaded like this: -device
> > loader,file=./images/u-boot.elf,cpu=0
> I know it's way too late for design questions, but the thought just
> occured to me: -device gives you what you need without defining yet
> another command line option (good!), but is it appropriate? It's not
> exactly a device... Would -object be a better fit? I honestly don't
> know. Paolo?
Yes, -object would be better. Basically -device is used to create stuff
which is related to guest ABI, while -object is used to create anything
else, which is basically host integration stuff.
Loading firmeware images is clearly host integration, so belongs in
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