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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 19/21] xen: introduce XEN_GUEST_HANDLE_PARAM

>>> On 05.10.12 at 12:38, Ian Campbell <ian.campbell@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> From: Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> XEN_GUEST_HANDLE_PARAM is going to be used to distinguish guest pointers
> stored in memory from guest pointers as hypercall parameters.
> guest_handle_* macros default to XEN_GUEST_HANDLE_PARAM as return type.
> Two new guest_handle_to_param and guest_handle_from_param macros are
> introduced to do conversions.
> Changes in v2:
> - add 2 missing #define _XEN_GUEST_HANDLE_PARAM for the compilation of
> the compat code.
> Changes in v3:
> - move the guest_handle_cast change into this patch;
> - add a clear comment on top of guest_handle_cast;
>   guest_handle_from_ptr and const_guest_handle_from_ptr;
> - introduce guest_handle_from_param and guest_handle_to_param.

I may have asked this before, but don't recall the answer: Is there
really a use case for conversions in both directions? I would think
that only the "to" version is really useful...


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