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Re: [Qemu-ppc] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v3 0/4] cpus: Add generic NMI support

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [Qemu-ppc] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v3 0/4] cpus: Add generic NMI support
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2014 10:47:34 +0100

On 4 June 2014 10:39, Paolo Bonzini <address@hidden> wrote:
> It's a kind of "emergency button" on real machines.  On PCs it sends an NMI
> and this results in some kind of crash dump if the OS is configured
> appropriately.  The command may be ill-named for historical reasons, but the
> effect is not x86-specific.

OK, so our callback function name should be sensibly named
to match what the effect is supposed to be, and we should have
a sensibly named command, and we should make "nmi" be
a historical-legacy-backwards-compatibility command alias
(possibly only exposed for x86).

-- PMM

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