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Re: [libvirt] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2] hmp: allow cpu index for "info lapic"

[adding libvirt]

On 07/19/2017 07:41 AM, Eduardo Habkost wrote:

>> virsh  qemu-monitor-command --domain rhel6.8 --hmp --cmd "cpu 1"
>> virsh  qemu-monitor-command --domain rhel6.8 --hmp --cmd "info lapic"
>> dumping local APIC state for CPU 0
> Right, the "cpu" command is useless inside a
> 'human-monitor-command' QMP command.  The 'cpu-index' argument
> should be used instead. should make "cpu" print an error if ran
> inside 'human-monitor-command' instead of silently pretend it
> worked.
> If virsh doesn't support the 'cpu-index' argument to
> 'human-monitor-command',

It doesn't.  Perhaps we should add that as a future libvirt-qemu.so API
addition, although it's probably easier to just use QMP than HMP when
using 'virsh qemu-monitor-command' if HMP doesn't do what you want.

> it's possible to work around that
> limitation by building your own QMP command.  e.g.:
>   # virsh qemu-monitor-command f26test '{"execute":"human-monitor-command", "arguments":{"command-line":"info lapic", "cpu-index":1}}' | jq -r '.return'

Indeed, there's the use of QMP to work around the HMP deficiency.

Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer
Red Hat, Inc.           +1-919-301-3266
Virtualization:  qemu.org | libvirt.org

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