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[PULL,25/28] doc: Add notes about -mon option mode=control argument.

Message ID 20210524164131.383778-26-pbonzini@redhat.com (mailing list archive)
State New, archived
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Series [PULL,01/28] configure: Only clone softfloat-3 repositories if TCG is enabled | expand

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Paolo Bonzini May 24, 2021, 4:41 p.m. UTC
From: Ali Shirvani via <qemu-devel@nongnu.org>

The mode=control argument configures a QMP monitor.

Signed-off-by: Ali Shirvani <alishir@routerhosting.com>
Reviewed-by: Stefan Hajnoczi <stefanha@redhat.com>
Message-Id: <0799f0de89ad2482672b5d61d0de61e6eba782da.1621407918.git.alishir@routerhosting.com>
Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
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 qemu-options.hx | 7 +++++--
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
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diff --git a/qemu-options.hx b/qemu-options.hx
index 8116f79818..14258784b3 100644
--- a/qemu-options.hx
+++ b/qemu-options.hx
@@ -3799,8 +3799,11 @@  DEF("mon", HAS_ARG, QEMU_OPTION_mon, \
     "-mon [chardev=]name[,mode=readline|control][,pretty[=on|off]]\n", QEMU_ARCH_ALL)
 SRST
 ``-mon [chardev=]name[,mode=readline|control][,pretty[=on|off]]``
-    Setup monitor on chardev name. ``pretty`` is only valid when
-    ``mode=control``, turning on JSON pretty printing to ease
+    Setup monitor on chardev name. ``mode=control`` configures 
+    a QMP monitor (a JSON RPC-style protocol) and it is not the
+    same as HMP, the human monitor that has a "(qemu)" prompt.
+    ``pretty`` is only valid when ``mode=control``, 
+    turning on JSON pretty printing to ease
     human reading and debugging.
 ERST