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Re: [Xen-devel] Support upper case identifier in vm.cfg for xl?

On Fri, 2014-06-13 at 16:11 -0400, Zhigang Wang wrote:
> Hi,
> It seems we only support `[a-z][._0-9a-z]*` as identifiers in vm.cfg for xl
> and upper case letter is not supported. This is different from xm.
> An use case is: management tools may put arbitrary key/value pairs into 
> vm.cfg.
> Current xl has limited support of this feature: xl will ignore unknown 
> options.
> I wonder whether we can make xl support uppercase letters?

I think maybe you mean "make the libxlu cfg file parser support
uppercase letters", because you are reusing that library in your
management tool perhaps? 

>  Then management
> tools don't need to change if they already use upper letter identifiers.
> Attached patch is a quick fix and seems working for me. Please help to 
> comment on:
> 1. Was there a specific reason not to support upper cases?
>   (I know it's simple and if there's no xm, this design is the best.)
> 2. If we support upper case letters, will it affect other components?
> 2. Is this patch correct?
> 3. If we want this patch, someone (Ian J.?) also need to generate the in tree 
>    libxlu_cfg_i.h and libxlu_cfg_l.c.
> Thanks,
> Zhigang
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