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Re: [Qemu-devel] [RFC v3 11/27] monitor: allow to use IO thread for pars

From: Fam Zheng
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [RFC v3 11/27] monitor: allow to use IO thread for parsing
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2017 15:17:57 +0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.9.1 (2017-09-22)

On Mon, 11/06 17:46, Peter Xu wrote:
> For each Monitor, add one field "use_io_thr" to show whether it will be
> using the dedicated monitor IO thread to handle input/output.  When set,
> monitor IO parsing work will be offloaded to dedicated monitor IO
> thread, rather than the original main loop thread.
> This only works for QMP.  HMP will always be run on main loop thread.
> Currently we're still keeping use_io_thr to off always.  Will turn it on
> later at some point.
> One thing to mention is that we cannot set use_io_thr for every QMP
> monitors.  The problem is that MUXed typed chardevs may not work well
> with it now. When MUX is used, frontend of chardev can be the monitor
> plus something else.  The only thing we know would be safe to be run
> outside main thread so far is the monitor frontend. All the rest of the
> frontends should still be run in main thread only.
> Signed-off-by: Peter Xu <address@hidden>

Reviewed-by: Fam Zheng <address@hidden>

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