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Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: [PATCH v2 12/15] monitor: Add basic device state vi

From: Jan Kiszka
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: [PATCH v2 12/15] monitor: Add basic device state visualization
Date: Mon, 31 May 2010 13:11:44 +0200
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Markus Armbruster wrote:
> Jan Kiszka <address@hidden> writes:
>> Markus Armbruster wrote:
>>> Jan Kiszka <address@hidden> writes:
>>>> Avi Kivity wrote:
>>>>> On 05/29/2010 11:14 AM, Jan Kiszka wrote:
>>>>>>> Currently breaks down when IDs contain '/', but permitting that is a
>>>>>>> bug.  There may be more problems; the path lookup code is way too
>>>>>>> clever.
>>>>>> Indeed. Less can sometimes be more. My impression is that some of the
>>>>>> cleverness was motivated by lacking qtree completion for the HMP.
>>>>> Can we disable abbreviations for QMP and only allow them for HMP?
>>>>> We can support that by adding a hidden argument to commands specifying
>>>>> whether the input comes from a human or machine.  Abbreviations are
>>>>> dangerous if they become ambiguous; a human can recover while a machine
>>>>> can't.
>>>> Both QMP _and_ HMP suffer from ambitious and inconsistent addressing
>>>> schemes. Therefore, I'm more and more in favor of [1]. We just need to
>>>> add command line completion for option values, something that would be
>>>> beneficial for 'drive_add file=...' as well.
>>>> Jan
>>>> [1] http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.emulators.qemu/72152
>>> [1] = abolish the clever abbreviations in path lookup.  I agree we
>>> should do that.
>> Fine. No concerns regarding overlaying IDs and path specifications as well?
> I'm fine with that.
> Calling the overlayed argument "id" is not so nice.  We got a bunch of
> other not-so-nice names in QMP, maybe we'll have a flag day to clean
> them all up.

For this case (device_del and device_show), I think we should simply
call it 'device'.


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