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Re: [Libguestfs] [PATCH libnbd] examples: Fix theoretical cookie race in example.

On Tue, Jul 30, 2019 at 11:51:40AM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> Previously discussed here:
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/libguestfs/2019-July/msg00213.html
> It turns out that deferring callbacks is a PITA.  (It would be a bit
> easier if C has closures.)  However by rewriting the example we can
> avoid the need to use the cookie at all and make it run a bit more
> efficiently, so let's do that instead.

I was going to say also:

The callbacks pass the command cookie back to the caller, and are thus
all potentially racy.  There seem to be two possibilities here: (1)
Drop the cookie parameter entirely.  (2) Document the possible race so
that users don't use the cookie inappropritely.

I think I favour option (1).


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