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authorMarkus Armbruster <armbru@redhat.com>2013-12-19 15:30:13 +0100
committerAndreas Färber <afaerber@suse.de>2013-12-24 18:02:18 +0100
commit11c308b17a34932033cceca4f88b5e67009e3ebd (patch)
tree21ee25ff23faf2717bf2a2a6d6bbb96304db88f3 /qdev-monitor.c
parentdb0f888848bc5cc578d005d04f4cf7a1105bb758 (diff)
qdev-monitor: Improve error message for -device nonexistant
Once upon a time, the error message was: qemu: -device nonexistant: Device "nonexistant" not found. Try -device '?' for a list. But progress marches on, and conversion to QError (commit 0204276) changed it into: Invalid parameter 'driver' Try with argument '?' for a list. Progress didn't stop there, of course. After a couple of iterations, we arrived at the current message (commit 6acbe4c): qemu: -device nonexistant: Parameter 'driver' expects device type Mission accomplished: this is complete mush. We've since abandoned our quest for "rich" error objects, fortunately before it turned all error messages into mush. Time to undo the damage to this one. Make it: qemu: -device nonexistant: nonexistant is not a valid device model name Signed-off-by: Markus Armbruster <armbru@redhat.com> Reviewed-by: Eric Blake <eblake@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andreas Färber <afaerber@suse.de>
Diffstat (limited to 'qdev-monitor.c')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/qdev-monitor.c b/qdev-monitor.c
index 177b849abb..ef63cbd7bb 100644
--- a/qdev-monitor.c
+++ b/qdev-monitor.c
@@ -479,7 +479,8 @@ DeviceState *qdev_device_add(QemuOpts *opts)
if (!object_class_dynamic_cast(oc, TYPE_DEVICE)) {
- qerror_report(QERR_INVALID_PARAMETER_VALUE, "driver", "device type");
+ "'%s' is not a valid device model name", driver);
return NULL;