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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2 0/3] -incoming pause

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2 0/3] -incoming pause
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 09:14:27 -0700
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On 02/17/2015 07:59 AM, Amit Shah wrote:
>>> So the only comment I have is with the 'pause' name.
>>> 'pause' to me means there's a time period for which a pause has to be
>>> done; or pausing an activity which is already in progress, both of
>>> which are not true for this case.
>> I think that pause and wait are both pretty similar; wait generally
>> does mean wait for something specific though.
>> The 'pause' button on your video player doesn't have an expectation
>> of how long you will pause it.
> Right; but it pauses an already-playing video.  We're not pausing an
> incoming migration here; we're not even started.
> So pause in the migration world will make sense (to me, of course)
> when we actually pause an ongoing migration...

As long as we are bike-shedding, would 'defer' be any nicer, as an
indication that we are deferring the actual migration until the QMP
command starts it?

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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