[RFC v2] ARM VM System Specification
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Tue Jun 10 10:04:40 PDT 2014
On 06/10/2014 10:42 AM, Peter Maydell wrote:
> On 28 March 2014 18:45, Christoffer Dall <christoffer.dall at linaro.org> wrote:
>> ARM VM System Specification
>> The virtual hardware platform must provide a number of mandatory
>> Serial console: The platform should provide a console,
>> based on an emulated pl011, a virtio-console, or a Xen PV console.
>> An ARM Generic Interrupt Controller v2 (GICv2)  or newer. GICv2
>> limits the the number of virtual CPUs to 8 cores, newer GIC versions
>> removes this limitation.
>> The ARM virtual timer and counter should be available to the VM as
>> per the ARM Generic Timers specification in the ARM ARM .
> I just noticed that this doesn't mandate that the platform
> provides an RTC. As I understand it, the UEFI spec mandates
> that there's an RTC (could somebody more familiar with UEFI
> than me confirm/deny that?) so we should probably put one here.
Pardon my ignorance, but what exactly disqualifies Generic Timer
implementations from being used as Real Time Clocks?
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