[PATCH] docs/interop/qmp-spec: Document the request queue limit

Markus Armbruster armbru at redhat.com
Wed Jan 27 14:47:34 UTC 2021

Signed-off-by: Markus Armbruster <armbru at redhat.com>
 docs/interop/qmp-spec.txt | 8 +++++---
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/docs/interop/qmp-spec.txt b/docs/interop/qmp-spec.txt
index cdf5842555..b0e8351d5b 100644
--- a/docs/interop/qmp-spec.txt
+++ b/docs/interop/qmp-spec.txt
@@ -133,9 +133,11 @@ to pass "id" with out-of-band commands.  Passing it with all commands
 is recommended for clients that accept capability "oob".
 If the client sends in-band commands faster than the server can
-execute them, the server will stop reading the requests from the QMP
-channel until the request queue length is reduced to an acceptable
+execute them, the server will stop reading requests until the request
+queue length is reduced to an acceptable range.
+To ensure commands to be executed out-of-band get read and executed,
+the client should have at most eight in-band commands in flight.
 Only a few commands support out-of-band execution.  The ones that do
 have "allow-oob": true in output of query-qmp-schema.

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