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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 7/8] machine: query dump-guest-core machine prop

From: Michael S. Tsirkin
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 7/8] machine: query dump-guest-core machine property rather than qemu opts
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2015 09:45:16 +0100

On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 08:34:09AM +0100, Markus Armbruster wrote:
> Andreas Färber <address@hidden> writes:
> > Am 10.03.2015 um 22:24 schrieb Michael S. Tsirkin:
> >> On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 06:50:24PM +0100, Andreas Färber wrote:
> >>> Hi,
> >>>
> >>> Am 04.02.2015 um 16:43 schrieb Marcel Apfelbaum:
> >>>> Fixes a QEMU crash when passing dump_guest_core parameter in command 
> >>>> line.
> >>>
> >>> Explain that, please?
> >> 
> >> Pls note the submission date.  It's 1 month late to ask for
> >> basic clarifications.
> >> 
> >> I've merged the patches, I'll fix up issues such as prettifying
> >> includes by adding patches on top.
> >
> > No, since the patch is not in qemu.git (it builds!) it is not too late
> > to fix it, nor too late to ask why a patch that introduces a breakage
> > does what it does.
> Getting review that late is decidedly suboptimal, but no excuse to
> invoke maintainer privilege to ram the patch through unchanged.
> Cosmetic issues can be tidied up on top.  The ongoing review may produce
> nothing but cosmetic issues, but we don't know that, yet.

Cool, review is good. What I wanted to say though is that I'm not
holding up a patchset that's been around for a month just because
of cosmetics and basic questions.
So I intend to send pull request this evening - I don't think we want to
live with known crashers any longer - crashes waste tester's time.

> Commit messages can't be tidied up on top, and they're dirt cheap to
> improve right in place, so let's do that, please.
> [...]

Sure. Marcel, can you pls supply the command line that
produces the crash? I'll include that.


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