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authorMarkus Armbruster <armbru@redhat.com>2015-10-01 10:59:59 +0200
committerMarkus Armbruster <armbru@redhat.com>2015-10-09 15:25:57 +0200
commit33fe96833015cf15f4c0aa5bf8d34f60526e0732 (patch)
treefcea5edf4d83142b64c9a1237966ac837562b078 /qdev-monitor.c
parent4c315c27661502a0813b129e41c0bf640c34a8d6 (diff)
Revert "qdev: Use qdev_get_device_class() for -device <type>,help"
This reverts commit 31bed5509dfcbdfc293154ce81086a4dbd7a80b6. The reverted commit changed qdev_device_help() to reject abstract devices and devices that have cannot_instantiate_with_device_add_yet set, to fix crash bugs like -device x86_64-cpu,help. Rejecting abstract devices makes sense: they're purely internal, and the implementation of the help feature can't cope with them. Rejecting non-pluggable devices makes less sense: even though you can't use them with -device, the help may still be useful elsewhere, for instance with -global. This is a regression: -device FOO,help used to help even for FOO that aren't pluggable. The previous two commits fixed the crash bug at a lower layer, so reverting this one is now safe. Fixes the -device FOO,help regression, except for the broken devices marked cannot_even_create_with_object_new_yet. For those, the error message is improved. Example of a device where the regression is fixed: $ qemu-system-x86_64 -device PIIX4_PM,help PIIX4_PM.command_serr_enable=bool (on/off) PIIX4_PM.multifunction=bool (on/off) PIIX4_PM.rombar=uint32 PIIX4_PM.romfile=str PIIX4_PM.addr=int32 (Slot and optional function number, example: 06.0 or 06) PIIX4_PM.memory-hotplug-support=bool PIIX4_PM.acpi-pci-hotplug-with-bridge-support=bool PIIX4_PM.s4_val=uint8 PIIX4_PM.disable_s4=uint8 PIIX4_PM.disable_s3=uint8 PIIX4_PM.smb_io_base=uint32 Example of a device where it isn't fixed: $ qemu-system-x86_64 -device host-x86_64-cpu,help Can't list properties of device 'host-x86_64-cpu' Both failed with "Parameter 'driver' expects pluggable device type" before. Cc: qemu-stable@nongnu.org Signed-off-by: Markus Armbruster <armbru@redhat.com> Reviewed-by: Eric Blake <eblake@redhat.com> Reviewed-by: Eduardo Habkost <ehabkost@redhat.com> Message-Id: <1443689999-12182-11-git-send-email-armbru@redhat.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'qdev-monitor.c')
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/qdev-monitor.c b/qdev-monitor.c
index eb7aef2c81..1cadefbb13 100644
--- a/qdev-monitor.c
+++ b/qdev-monitor.c
@@ -237,9 +237,12 @@ int qdev_device_help(QemuOpts *opts)
return 0;
- qdev_get_device_class(&driver, &local_err);
- if (local_err) {
- goto error;
+ if (!object_class_by_name(driver)) {
+ const char *typename = find_typename_by_alias(driver);
+ if (typename) {
+ driver = typename;
+ }
prop_list = qmp_device_list_properties(driver, &local_err);