On 09/15/16 11:52, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> On 07/09/2016 02:48, Thorsten Kohfeldt wrote:
>> From: Thorsten Kohfeldt <mailto__qemu-de...@nongnu.org>
>> Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 22:43:14 +0200
>> Subject: [PATCH] hmp: Improve 'info mtree' with optional parm for mapinfo
>> Motivation
>> When 'tuning' 'quirks' for VFIO imported devices, it is not easy to
>> directly grasp the implications of the priorisation algorithms in place
>> for the 'layered mapping' of memory regions.
>> Even though there are rules (documented in docs/memory.txt), once in a
>> while one might question the correctness of the actual implementation of
>> the rules.
>> Particularly, I believe I have uncovered a divergence of (sub-)region
>> priorisation/order/visibility in a corner case of importing a device
>> (which requires a 'quirk') with mmap enabled vs. mmap disabled.
>> This modification provides a means of visualising the ACTUAL
>> mapping/visibility/occlusion of subregions within regions, whereas the
>> current info mtree command only lists the tree of regions (all, visible
>> and invisible ones).
>> It is primarily intended to provide support for easy presentation of my
>> cause, but I strongly believe this modification also has general purpose
>> advantages.
> It is a useful addition, but I think a simpler presentation is also
> fine.  What about "info mtree -f" which would visit the FlatView instead
> of the tree?  The patch would probably be much shorter.

I'm very interested in this feature (as a mere user at this point).
Thorsten, can you please CC me on your next version, and also include an
example command response in either the Notes section of the patch, or in
a separate 0/1 blurb?


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