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Re: [Libguestfs] [PATCH 0/4] v2v: simplify driver copying from virtio-win iso

On Tue, Oct 06, 2015 at 03:57:51PM +0300, Roman Kagan wrote:
> Looks right...  The problem is that the statement which runs
> unconditionally is
>     g#cp source target
> where, in case the condition evaluates to false, "target" is undefined,
> and "source" is anything returned from g#find vio_root, including
> directories.  I thought that would case an exception one way or another,
> but it doesn't...

Something is never going to be undefined in OCaml.  There's no such

At this point it'd be really useful if you could repost the rebased
patches, so I can see the code that we're talking about.

> I just came across another problem in the last patch of the series,
> though: I accidentally configured libguestfs to use direct backend, and
> immediately discovered that reusing the main guestfs handle doesn't work
> with it due to the lack of support for hotplugging drives.  So I'll need
> to reconsider it somehow (perhaps try with hotplug and fall back to
> creating a new handle on exception).

Why don't we just use the second handle.  The real issue is why the
handle isn't being cleaned up by the GC, which may reveal some deeper
bug somewhere.  I only had a brief look at this.


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