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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] new SDL keyboard shortcuts to start and stop VM

From: Mulyadi Santosa
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] new SDL keyboard shortcuts to start and stop VM
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 10:16:09 +0700

Hi Anthony...

On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 5:20 AM, Anthony Liguori <address@hidden> wrote:
> Mulyadi Santosa wrote:
>> IMO, it would be faster if we provide keyboard shortcuts that will
>> stop and resume VM execution right from SDL guest interface, rather
>> than switching to console monitor first and type "s" or "c"
>> respectively.
> Is this really common of an operation that you would need an escape key for
> it?
> Why are you so frequently stopping and continuing a guest?

Thanks for giving a review.

One of the use case is to pause guest at a specific moment relatively
fast. For example, I boot a guest and I want to capture at a certain
moment when the guest kernel initialize and print something in the

As these message scrolls fast, I find it more intuitive if we could
just press a key to pause the guest, giving us enough time to capture
the display and resume the execution. If we switch to qemu monitor
first, most of the time we already lost the moment.


Mulyadi Santosa
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