[PATCH 3/4] rcutorture: Make -soundhw a x86 specific option
Paul E. McKenney
paulmck at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Fri May 20 02:23:39 AEST 2016
On Thu, May 19, 2016 at 08:40:42AM -0700, Josh Triplett wrote:
> On Thu, May 19, 2016 at 07:10:13AM -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > On Wed, May 18, 2016 at 09:23:10PM -0700, Josh Triplett wrote:
> > > On Thu, May 19, 2016 at 11:42:23AM +0800, Boqun Feng wrote:
> > > > The option "-soundhw pcspk" gives me a error on PPC as follow:
> > > >
> > > > qemu-system-ppc64: ISA bus not available for pcspk
> > > >
> > > > , which means this option doesn't work on ppc by default. So simply make
> > > > this an x86-specific option via identify_qemu_args().
> > > >
> > > > Signed-off-by: Boqun Feng <boqun.feng at gmail.com>
> > >
> > > The emulated system for RCU testing does not need sound hardware at all.
> > > Paul added this option in commit
> > > 16c77ea7d0f4a74e49009aa2d26c275f7f93de7c to disable the default sound
> > > hardware, saying that '"-soundhw pcspk" makes the script a bit less
> > > dependent on odd audio libraries being installed'. Unfortunately, it
> > > looks like there isn't a "-soundhw none". As far as I can tell,
> > > currently the only way to completely eliminate sound hardware is to pass
> > > "-nodefaults" and then explicitly specify each desired device; while
> > > that would solve the issue, it would likely introduce *more*
> > > hardware-specific command-line options...
> > >
> > > I've filed two feature requests on upstream qemu to make this simpler:
> > > https://bugs.launchpad.net/qemu/+bug/1583420 and
> > > https://bugs.launchpad.net/qemu/+bug/1583421 .
> > >
> > > Paul, what did you mean by "dependent on odd audio libraries"? Did you
> > > mean in the guest or the host? And either way, is this something that
> > > could potentially be solved another way?
> > If I remember correctly, Ubuntu 14.04 qemu refused to run the guest
> > without this option, but I don't recall the exact error message.
> > I chalked it up to my ignorance of qemu, but I would very much welcome
> > some way to not have to specify irrelevant hardware. So thank you very
> > much for filing the bugs!
> According to qemu upstream, qemu doesn't enable any sound hardware by
> default, so I can't think of any obvious reason why adding "-soundhw
> pcspkr" would make the rcutorture VM boot. Did qemu refuse to run at
> all, or did the VM start but fail during the boot process?
> Could you check if you can currently run without this option? If so,
> perhaps we should just drop it for now.
Will do! As soon as the current test completes.
BTW, am I the only one getting "interesting" failures in the merge
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