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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 14/16] target-s390x: Extend QMP command query-cpu-definitions
On Mon, Mar 02, 2015 at 01:44:06PM +0100, Michael Mueller wrote:
> This patch implements the QMP command 'query-cpu-definitions' in the S390
> context. The command returns a list of cpu model names in the current host
> context. A consumer may successfully request each listed cpu model as long
> for a given accelerator this model is runnable.
>
> The QMP type AccelCpuModelInfo is introduced and the type CpuDefinitionInfo
> is extended by the optional field 'accelerators'. It contains a list of named
> accelerators and some indication whether the associated cpu model is runnable
> or the default cpu model. The default cpu model is used if either no specific
> cpu model is requested during QEMU startup or if the cpu model with name
> 'host' is requested.
>
> request:
> {"execute": "query-cpu-definitions"}
>
> answer:
> {"return":
> [{"name":"2964-ga1","accelerators":[{"name":"kvm","runnable":false,"default":false}]},
> {"name":"2828-ga1","accelerators":[{"name":"kvm","runnable":false,"default":false}]},
> {"name":"2827-ga2","accelerators":[{"name":"kvm","runnable":true,"default":true}]},
> {"name":"2827-ga1","accelerators":[{"name":"kvm","runnable":true,"default":false}]},
> {"name":"2818-ga1","accelerators":[{"name":"kvm","runnable":true,"default":false}]},
> ...
> {"name":"2064-ga1","accelerators":[{"runnable":true,"name":"kvm","default":false}]}
> ]
> }

On x86, being runnable or not is something that depends on the
machine-type. I expect that to happen in other machines as soon as they
start implementing backwards compatiblity.

I see two options to implement that: 1) adding a "machine-type" argument
to query-cpu-definitions; 2) returning a machine-type-based dictionary
on the "runnable" property. The former sounds better to me as it won't
require enumerating all machine-types every time.

In that case, why we do need to enumerate all accelerators on every
query, either? We could have both "machine-type" and "accel" arguments
to query-cpu-definitions, so callers will just ask for the
acceleratores/machine-types they are interested into.

e.g.:

request:
{"execute": "query-cpu-definitions",
"arguments": {"machine":"s390-virtio", "accel":"kvm"}}

answer:
{"return":
[{"name":"2964-ga1","runnable":true},
{"name":"2828-ga1","runnable":false}
...
]
}

We can also extend this to other variables, such as extra CPU flags that
could make the CPU runnable or not. e.g.: want to know if "-machine
foo,accel=bar -cpu xxx,+yyy,-zzz" is runnable? Send this request:
{"execute": "query-cpu-definitions",
"arguments": {"machine":"s390-virtio", "accel":"kvm", "cpu":"xxx,+yyy,-zzz"}}
and get this response:
{"return": [{"name":"xxx","runnable":false}]}
or maybe being more explicit in the response about the extra CPU flags:
{"return": [{"name":"xxx,+yyy,-zzz","runnable":false}]}


> {"execute": "query-cpu-definitions"}
>
> answer:
> {"return":
> [{"name":"2964-ga1","accelerators":[{"name":"kvm","runnable":false,"default":false}]},
> {"name":"2828-ga1","accelerators":[{"name":"kvm","runnable":false,"default":false}]},
> {"name":"2827-ga2","accelerators":[{"name":"kvm","runnable":true,"default":true}]},
> {"name":"2827-ga1","accelerators":[{"name":"kvm","runnable":true,"default":false}]},
> {"name":"2818-ga1","accelerators":[{"name":"kvm","runnable":true,"default":false}]},
>
> Signed-off-by: Michael Mueller <mimu@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> [...]

--
Eduardo


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