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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 2 of 2] xl: Make clear distinction between "filename" and "data source"

George Dunlap writes ("[Xen-devel] [PATCH 2 of 2] xl: Make clear distinction 
between "filename" and "data source""):
> Many places in xl there's a variable or element named "filename" which
> does not contain a filename, but the source of the data for reporting
> purposes.  Worse, there are variables which are sometimes actually
> used or interpreted as a filename depending on what other variables
> are set.  This makes it difficult to tell when a string is purely
> cosmetic, and when another bit of code may actually attempt to call
> "open" with the string.
> This patch makes a consistent distinction between "filename" (which
> always refers to the name of an actual file, and may be interpreted as
> such at some point) and "source" (which may be a filename, or may be
> another data source such as a migration stream or saved data).

I think this is a worthy goal.


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