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

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 2/2 V7] qemu,qmp: add inject-nmi qmp command
Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2011 20:27:32 +0100

On 6 April 2011 20:00, Luiz Capitulino <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Wed, 06 Apr 2011 20:17:47 +0200
> Jan Kiszka <address@hidden> wrote:
>> HMP is currently x86-only, thus it's probably OK to model it after some
>> PC feature (though I don't know if there aren't NMI buttons with BP-only
>> wirings). But will the consolidate version be defined for all
>> architectures? We should avoid "exporting" x86-specific assumptions.
> Right, but honestly speaking, I don't know how this works for other arches.
> So, the best thing to do is to have a general design that can be used
> by any architecture. Of course that we can also add a new command later
> if needed.

Well, I'm not sure "send a random interrupt to the core" makes
much sense for ARM... So what are we actually trying to model here?
Some sort of way to do "press a front panel switch" via remote monitor
protocol? I guess you could have an API for boards to register any
switches they had...

-- PMM

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