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

From: Markus Armbruster
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 2/2 V7] qemu,qmp: add inject-nmi qmp command
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 09:01:58 +0200
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Avi Kivity <address@hidden> writes:

> On 04/08/2011 12:41 AM, Anthony Liguori wrote:
>> And it's a good thing to have, but exposing this as the only API to
>> do something as simple as generating a guest crash dump is not the
>> friendliest thing in the world to do to users.
> nmi is a fine name for something that corresponds to a real-life nmi
> button (often labeled "NMI").


> generate-crash-dump is a wrong name for something that doesn't
> generate a crash dump (the guest may not be configured for it, or it
> may fail to work).

Or the OS uses the NMI button for something else.

>                     I'd expect that to be host-side functionality.

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