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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v3 1/6] xl: Return proper error codes for block-attach and block-detach

On Tue, Dec 08, 2015 at 05:15:28PM +0000, Ian Campbell wrote:
> On Tue, 2015-12-01 at 11:53 +0000, George Dunlap wrote:
> > Return proper error codes on failure so that scripts can tell whether
> > the command completed properly or not.
> > 
> > Also while we're at it, normalize init and dispose of
> > libxl_device_disk structures.  This means calling init and dispose in
> > the actual functions where they are declared.
> > 
> > This in turn means changing parse_disk_config_multistring() to not
> > call libxl_device_disk_init.  And that in turn means changes to
> > callers of parse_disk_config().
> > 
> > It also means removing libxl_device_disk_init() from
> > libxl.c:libxl_vdev_to_device_disk().  This is only called from
> > xl_cmdimpl.c.
> ... and the ocaml bindings.
> I can't remember what we decided regarding libxl "getter" functions and
> initialisation of the data type (i.e. whose responsibility it is), but it
> seems that changing a given calls semantics is rather dangerous API-wise.
> Wei, ISTR you stumbling over this once and the formulation of A Plan(tm),
> but I can't remember what it was, can you?

I vaguely remember getting into something about libxl_device_disk_init
when I was discussing with with Jim regarding libvirt, but I can't
remember exactly what. It's probably a different issue.


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