Patchwork [PULL,09/15] qmp: dump-guest-memory: improve schema doc (again)

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Submitter Luiz Capitulino
Date Sept. 27, 2012, 1:28 p.m.
Message ID <1348752509-1142-10-git-send-email-lcapitulino@redhat.com>
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Luiz Capitulino - Sept. 27, 2012, 1:28 p.m.
o Add a note about memory allocation with paging=true
 o Fix indentation

Signed-off-by: Luiz Capitulino <lcapitulino@redhat.com>
Reviewed-by: Eric Blake <eblake@redhat.com>
Reviewed-by: Markus Armbruster <armbru@redhat.com>
---
 qapi-schema.json | 32 ++++++++++++++++++++------------
 1 file changed, 20 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/qapi-schema.json b/qapi-schema.json
index 191d921..c6a6767 100644
--- a/qapi-schema.json
+++ b/qapi-schema.json
@@ -2007,26 +2007,33 @@ 
 # supported on i386 and x86_64.
 #
 # @paging: if true, do paging to get guest's memory mapping. This allows
-# using gdb to process the core file. However, setting @paging to false
-# may be desirable because of two reasons:
+#          using gdb to process the core file.
 #
-#   1. The guest may be in a catastrophic state or can have corrupted
-#      memory, which cannot be trusted
-#   2. The guest can be in real-mode even if paging is enabled. For example,
-#      the guest uses ACPI to sleep, and ACPI sleep state goes in real-mode
+#          IMPORTANT: this option can make QEMU allocate several gigabytes
+#                     of RAM. This can happen for a large guest, or a
+#                     malicious guest pretending to be large.
+#
+#          Also, paging=true has the following limitations:
+#
+#             1. The guest may be in a catastrophic state or can have corrupted
+#                memory, which cannot be trusted
+#             2. The guest can be in real-mode even if paging is enabled. For
+#                example, the guest uses ACPI to sleep, and ACPI sleep state
+#                goes in real-mode
 #
 # @protocol: the filename or file descriptor of the vmcore. The supported
-# protocols are:
+#            protocols are:
 #
-#   1. file: the protocol starts with "file:", and the following string is
-#      the file's path.
-#   2. fd: the protocol starts with "fd:", and the following string is the
-#      fd's name.
+#            1. file: the protocol starts with "file:", and the following
+#               string is the file's path.
+#            2. fd: the protocol starts with "fd:", and the following string
+#               is the fd's name.
 #
 # @begin: #optional if specified, the starting physical address.
 #
 # @length: #optional if specified, the memory size, in bytes. If you don't
-# want to dump all guest's memory, please specify the start @begin and @length
+#          want to dump all guest's memory, please specify the start @begin
+#          and @length
 #
 # Returns: nothing on success
 #
@@ -2035,6 +2042,7 @@ 
 { 'command': 'dump-guest-memory',
   'data': { 'paging': 'bool', 'protocol': 'str', '*begin': 'int',
             '*length': 'int' } }
+
 ##
 # @netdev_add:
 #