aio-wait: delegate polling of main AioContext if BQL not held

Any thread that is not a iothread returns NULL for qemu_get_current_aio_context().
As a result, it would also return true for
in_aio_context_home_thread(qemu_get_aio_context()), causing
AIO_WAIT_WHILE to invoke aio_poll() directly.  This is incorrect
if the BQL is not held, because aio_poll() does not expect to
run concurrently from multiple threads, and it can actually
happen when savevm writes to the vmstate file from the
migration thread.

Therefore, restrict in_aio_context_home_thread to return true
for the main AioContext only if the BQL is held.

The function is moved to aio-wait.h because it is mostly used
there and to avoid a circular reference between main-loop.h
and block/aio.h.

Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <>
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Signed-off-by: Stefan Hajnoczi <>
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