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[Qemu-devel] [RFC PATCH v2 07/26] replay: added replay log format descri

From: Pavel Dovgalyuk
Subject: [Qemu-devel] [RFC PATCH v2 07/26] replay: added replay log format description
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:17:11 +0300
User-agent: StGit/0.17.1-dirty

From: Pavel Dovgalyuk <address@hidden>

This patch adds description of the replay log file format
into the docs/replay.txt.

Signed-off-by: Pavel Dovgalyuk <address@hidden>

 docs/replay.txt |   69 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 69 insertions(+)

diff --git a/docs/replay.txt b/docs/replay.txt
index 486c1e0..c52407f 100644
--- a/docs/replay.txt
+++ b/docs/replay.txt
@@ -232,3 +232,72 @@ Audio devices
 Audio data is recorded and replay automatically. The command line for recording
 and replaying must contain identical specifications of audio hardware, e.g.:
  -soundhw ac97
+Replay log format
+Record/replay log consits of the header and the sequence of execution
+events. The header includes 4-byte replay version id and 8-byte reserved
+field. Version is updated every time replay log format changes to prevent
+using replay log created by another build of qemu.
+The sequence of the events describes virtual machine state changes.
+It includes all non-deterministic inputs of VM, synchronization marks and
+instruction counts used to correctly inject inputs at replay.
+Synchronization marks (checkpoints) are used for synchronizing qemu threads
+that perform operations with virtual hardware. These operations may change
+system's state (e.g., change some register or generate interrupt) and
+therefore should execute synchronously with CPU thread.
+Every event in the log includes 1-byte event id and optional arguments.
+When argument is an array, it is stored as 4-byte array length
+and corresponding number of bytes with data.
+Here is the list of events that are written into the log:
+ - EVENT_INSTRUCTION. Instructions executed since last event.
+   Argument: 4-byte number of executed instructions.
+ - EVENT_INTERRUPT. Used to synchronize interrupt processing.
+ - EVENT_EXCEPTION. Used to synchronize exception handling.
+ - EVENT_ASYNC. This is a group of events. They are always processed
+   together with checkpoints. When such an event is generated, it is
+   stored in the queue and processed only when checkpoint occurs.
+   Every such event is followed by 1-byte checkpoint id and 1-byte
+   async event id from the following list:
+     - REPLAY_ASYNC_EVENT_BH. Bottom-half callback. This event synchronizes
+       callbacks that affect virtual machine state, but normally called
+       asyncronously.
+       Argument: 8-byte operation id.
+     - REPLAY_ASYNC_EVENT_INPUT. Input device event. Contains
+       parameters of keyboard and mouse input operations
+       (key press/release, mouse pointer movement).
+       Arguments: 9-16 bytes depending of input event.
+     - REPLAY_ASYNC_EVENT_INPUT_SYNC. Internal input synchronization event.
+     - REPLAY_ASYNC_EVENT_CHAR_READ. Character (e.g., serial port) device input
+       initiated by the sender.
+       Arguments: 1-byte character device id.
+                  Array with bytes were read.
+     - REPLAY_ASYNC_EVENT_BLOCK. Block device operation. Used to synchronize
+       operations with disk and flash drives with CPU.
+       Argument: 8-byte operation id.
+     - REPLAY_ASYNC_EVENT_NET. Incoming network packet.
+       Arguments: 1-byte network adapter id.
+                  4-byte packet flags.
+                  Array with packet bytes.
+ - EVENT_SHUTDOWN. Occurs when user sends shutdown event to qemu,
+   e.g., by closing the window.
+ - EVENT_CHAR_WRITE. Used to synchronize character output operations.
+   Arguments: 4-byte output function return value.
+              4-byte offset in the output array.
+ - EVENT_CHAR_READ_ALL. Used to synchronize character input operations,
+   initiated by qemu.
+   Argument: Array with bytes that were read.
+ - EVENT_CHAR_READ_ALL_ERROR. Unsuccessful character input operation,
+   initiated by qemu.
+   Argument: 4-byte error code.
+ - EVENT_CLOCK + clock_id. Group of events for host clock read operations.
+   Argument: 8-byte clock value.
+ - EVENT_CHECKPOINT + checkpoint_id. Checkpoint for synchronization of
+   CPU, internal threads, and asynchronous input events. May be followed
+   by one or more EVENT_ASYNC events.
+ - EVENT_END. Last event in the log.

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