Patchwork [03/13] qemu-ga: guest-shutdown: don't emit a success response

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Submitter Michael Roth
Date May 15, 2012, 2:48 p.m.
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Michael Roth - May 15, 2012, 2:48 p.m.
From: Luiz Capitulino <>

Today, qemu-ga may not be able to emit a success response when
guest-shutdown completes. This happens because the VM may vanish
before qemu-ga is able to emit a response.

This semantic is a bit confusing, as it's not clear for clients if
they should wait for a response or how they should check for success.

This commit solves that problem by changing guest-shutdown to never
emit a success response and suggests in the documentation what
clients could do to check for success.

Signed-off-by: Luiz Capitulino <>
Signed-off-by: Michael Roth <>
 qapi-schema-guest.json |    8 ++++++--
 1 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)


diff --git a/qapi-schema-guest.json b/qapi-schema-guest.json
index 692b570..1dd3454 100644
--- a/qapi-schema-guest.json
+++ b/qapi-schema-guest.json
@@ -131,11 +131,15 @@ 
 # @mode: #optional "halt", "powerdown" (default), or "reboot"
-# Returns: Nothing on success
+# This command does NOT return a response on success. Success condition
+# is indicated by the VM exiting with a zero exit status or, when
+# running with --no-shutdown, by issuing the query-status QMP command
+# to confirm the VM status is "shutdown".
 # Since: 0.15.0
-{ 'command': 'guest-shutdown', 'data': { '*mode': 'str' } }
+{ 'command': 'guest-shutdown', 'data': { '*mode': 'str' },
+  'success-response': 'no' }
 # @guest-file-open: