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[PATCH] osdep.h: Add doc comment for qemu_get_thread_id()

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: [PATCH] osdep.h: Add doc comment for qemu_get_thread_id()
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 16:33:49 +0100

Add a documentation comment for qemu_get_thread_id(): since this
is rather host-OS-specific it's useful if people writing the
implementation and people thinking of using the function know
what the purpose and limitations are.

Signed-off-by: Peter Maydell <peter.maydell@linaro.org>
Based on conversation with Dan on IRC, and prompted by the recent
patch to add OpenBSD support.

Q: should we document exactly what the thread-id value is for
each host platform in the QMP documentation ? Somebody writing
a management layer app should ideally not have to grovel through
the application to figure out what they should do with the
integer value they get back from query-cpus...

 include/qemu/osdep.h | 14 ++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 14 insertions(+)

diff --git a/include/qemu/osdep.h b/include/qemu/osdep.h
index 4841b5c6b5f..8279f72e5ed 100644
--- a/include/qemu/osdep.h
+++ b/include/qemu/osdep.h
@@ -515,6 +515,20 @@ bool qemu_has_ofd_lock(void);
 bool qemu_write_pidfile(const char *pidfile, Error **errp);
+ * qemu_get_thread_id: Return OS-specific ID of current thread
+ *
+ * This function returns an OS-specific identifier of the
+ * current thread. This will be used for the "thread-id" field in
+ * the response to the QMP query-cpus and query-iothreads commands.
+ * The intention is that a VM management layer application can then
+ * use it to tie specific QEMU vCPU and IO threads to specific host
+ * CPUs using whatever the host OS's CPU affinity setting API is.
+ * New implementations of this function for new host OSes should
+ * return the most sensible integer ID that works for that purpose.
+ *
+ * This function should not be used for anything else inside QEMU.
+ */
 int qemu_get_thread_id(void);

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