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

From: Gleb Natapov
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 2/2 V7] qemu,qmp: add inject-nmi qmp command
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2011 08:54:01 +0300

On Thu, Apr 07, 2011 at 04:39:58PM -0500, Anthony Liguori wrote:
> On 04/07/2011 01:51 PM, Gleb Natapov wrote:
> >NMI does not have to generate crash dump on every guest we support.
> >Actually even for windows guest it does not generate one without
> >tweaking registry. For all I know there is a guest that checks mail when
> >NMI arrives.
> And for all we know, a guest can respond to an ACPI poweroff event
> by tweeting the star spangled banner but we still call the
> corresponding QMP command system_poweroff.
Correct :) But at least system_poweroff implements ACPI poweroff as
defined by ACPI spec. NMI is not designed as core dump event and is not
used as such by majority of the guests.


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