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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 2/2 V7] qemu,qmp: add inject-nmi qmp command

From: Luiz Capitulino
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 2/2 V7] qemu,qmp: add inject-nmi qmp command
Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2011 14:47:23 -0300

On Mon, 04 Apr 2011 08:05:48 -0500
Anthony Liguori <address@hidden> wrote:

> On 04/04/2011 07:54 AM, Avi Kivity wrote:
> > On 04/04/2011 01:59 PM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> >> Interesting that with HMP you need to specify a single CPU index, but
> >> with QMP it is injecting to all CPUs at once. Is there any compelling
> >> reason why we'd ever need the ability to only inject to a single CPU
> >> from an app developer POV ?
> >
> > When a PC has an NMI button, it is (I presume) connected to all CPUs' 
> > LINT1 pin, which is often configured as an NMI input.  So the all-cpu 
> > variant corresponds to real hardware, while the single-cpu variant 
> > doesn't.
> >
> > wrt the app developer POV, the only use I'm aware of is that you can 
> > configure Windows to dump core when the NMI button is pressed and thus 
> > debug driver problems.  It's likely more reliable when sent to all cpus.
> It either needs to be removed from HMP or added to QMP.  HMP shouldn't 
> have more features than QMP (even if those features are non-sensible).

Is anyone against changing HMP behavior to send it to all CPUs?

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