From: Marc-André Lureau <>

We currently define QMP commands in two places: the QAPI schema and
qmp-commands.hx.  The latter is preprocessed, the former is not.  We
use the preprocessor to suppress configuration-specific commands.  For
instance, query-spice is only available #ifdef CONFIG_SPICE.

QMP command dispatch and query-commands use the qmp-commands.hx
definition, and thus obey the #ifdeffery there.  Good, because it lets
QMP clients probe for available features more easily.

query-qmp-schema uses the QAPI schema, and thus lists the
configuration-specific commands even when they're unavailable.  Not so

We're about to flip command dispatch and query-commands to the
non-middle-mode command registry, which uses the QAPI schema, so we
can ditch qmp-commands.hx.  To avoid regressing query-commands,
arrange for commands that are suppressed with the preprocessor now to
be unregistered with that registry.  This will keep them unavailable
and out of query-commands when we flip command dispatch and
query-commands to that registry, exactly as before.

This is a hack.  The proper solution is to support
configuration-specific commands in the QAPI schema.  Mark it FIXME.

Signed-off-by: Marc-André Lureau <>
Signed-off-by: Markus Armbruster <>
Message-Id: <>
 monitor.c | 35 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 35 insertions(+)

diff --git a/monitor.c b/monitor.c
index b7ae552..18d37f7 100644
--- a/monitor.c
+++ b/monitor.c
@@ -1008,6 +1008,38 @@ static void qmp_query_qmp_schema(QDict *qdict, QObject 
     *ret_data = qobject_from_json(qmp_schema_json);
+ * Note: right now, this function is never called.  It will be called
+ * shortly when we stop using QAPI 'middle mode'.  The rest of this
+ * comment is written as if that was the case already.
+ *
+ * We used to define commands in qmp-commands.hx in addition to the
+ * QAPI schema.  This permitted defining some of them only in certain
+ * configurations.  query-commands has always reflected that (good,
+ * because it lets QMP clients figure out what's actually available),
+ * while query-qmp-schema never did (not so good).  This function is a
+ * hack to keep the configuration-specific commands defined exactly as
+ * before, even though qmp-commands.hx is gone.
+ *
+ * FIXME Educate the QAPI schema on configuration-specific commands,
+ * and drop this hack.
+ */
+static void qmp_unregister_commands_hack(void)
+    qmp_unregister_command("query-spice");
+#ifndef TARGET_I386
+    qmp_unregister_command("rtc-reset-reinjection");
+#ifndef TARGET_S390X
+    qmp_unregister_command("dump-skeys");
+#ifndef TARGET_ARM
+    qmp_unregister_command("query-gic-capabilities");
 static void qmp_init_marshal(void)
     qmp_register_command("query-qmp-schema", qmp_query_qmp_schema,
@@ -1016,6 +1048,9 @@ static void qmp_init_marshal(void)
     qmp_register_command("netdev_add", qmp_netdev_add,
+    /* call it after the rest of qapi_init() */
+    register_module_init(qmp_unregister_commands_hack, MODULE_INIT_QAPI);

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