On Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 07:27:31PM +0100, Kevin Wolf wrote: > Some QMP command handlers can block the main loop for a relatively long > time, for example because they perform some I/O. This is quite nasty. > Allowing such handlers to run in a coroutine where they can yield (and > therefore release the BQL) while waiting for an event such as I/O > completion solves the problem.
Am I right that with this approach, there's no functional difference to QMP from a mgmt app POV ? ie this is purely focused on avoiding stalls in the main event loop which impact the guest OS and other parts of QEMU ? IOW, the response to the QMP command being executed will get sent back to the mgmt app as normal when the command completes, and the QMP monitor still serializes execution of commands ? > This series adds the infrastructure to allow this and switches > block_resize to run in a coroutine as a first example. > > This is an alternative solution to Marc-André's "monitor: add > asynchronous command type" series. Where as this is an actual functional improvement to QMP from the mgmt app POV in allowing background commands & thus concurrent execution ? If this is correct, then the two proposals are somewhat complementary > > v2: > - Fix typo in a commit message [Eric] > - Use hyphen instead of underscore for the test command [Eric] > - Mark qmp_block_resize() as coroutine_fn [Stefan] > > > Kevin Wolf (4): > qapi: Add a 'coroutine' flag for commands > vl: Initialise main loop earlier > qmp: Move dispatcher to a coroutine > block: Mark 'block_resize' as coroutine > > qapi/block-core.json | 3 +- > tests/qapi-schema/qapi-schema-test.json | 1 + > docs/devel/qapi-code-gen.txt | 4 ++ > include/qapi/qmp/dispatch.h | 3 + > monitor/monitor-internal.h | 5 +- > blockdev.c | 6 +- > monitor/monitor.c | 24 ++++--- > monitor/qmp.c | 83 ++++++++++++++++--------- > qapi/qmp-dispatch.c | 38 ++++++++++- > tests/test-qmp-cmds.c | 4 ++ > vl.c | 10 +-- > scripts/qapi/commands.py | 17 +++-- > scripts/qapi/doc.py | 2 +- > scripts/qapi/expr.py | 4 +- > scripts/qapi/introspect.py | 2 +- > scripts/qapi/schema.py | 9 ++- > tests/qapi-schema/qapi-schema-test.out | 2 + > tests/qapi-schema/test-qapi.py | 7 ++- > 18 files changed, 158 insertions(+), 66 deletions(-) > > -- > 2.20.1 > > Regards, Daniel -- |: https://berrange.com -o- https://www.flickr.com/photos/dberrange :| |: https://libvirt.org -o- https://fstop138.berrange.com :| |: https://entangle-photo.org -o- https://www.instagram.com/dberrange :|