[Qemu-devel] Re: [libvirt] Re: [PATCH 2/3] Introduce monitor 'wait' command

Zachary Amsden zamsden at redhat.com
Wed Apr 8 21:27:45 UTC 2009

Anthony Liguori wrote:

> However, I do like the idea though of QEMU queuing events for a certain
> period of time.  Not everyone always has something connected to a
> monitor.  I may notice that my NFS server (which runs in a VM) is not
> responding, VNC to the system, switch to the monitor, and take a look at
> the event log.  If I can get the past 10 minutes of events, I may see
> something useful like a host IO failure.

If you want finite and deterministic behavior, the only way to achieve
it is by using a finite number of events.  Even better, you can
pre-allocate the events themselves in a large array avoiding runtime
memory operations and just use them as a ring.  The fixed number of
monitor events could be a command line or config option.  And if no
monitor has connected since overflow, deliberately corrupt the first event.

(qemu) wait
monitor warning !!Message buffer has overflowed=Event log truncated!!

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