gethostby* users

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at
Fri Oct 12 15:04:58 UTC 2007

On Thu, Oct 11, 2007 at 11:35:30PM -0700, Ulrich Drepper wrote:
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> Even though the situation improved, there are still some programs left
> which use the gethostby* functions.  These really have to be converted
> to use getaddrinfo.  Here is the break-down per package of an incomplete
> installation giving the number of programs/libraries with problems in
> that package.  I.e., there are like more packages on an install-all
> machine.  The full list with the program/library names is at
>       7 qemu
>       1 kvm

You can add 'xen' to this list too. Basically they all use QEMU, and QEMU
has really crude IPv4 handling written in such a way that its pretty hard
to switch to getaddrinfo(). It is none-the-less on my list of things to
attack in upstream QEMU, because the rest of the virt stack is fully IPv6
enabled & QEMU's VNC server is a glaring missing link :-(

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