[Libvir] RFC [0/3]: Re-factor QEMU daemon protocol to use XDR

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Wed Apr 11 12:49:01 UTC 2007

On Wed, Apr 11, 2007 at 01:01:30PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> I don't think those patches got memory allocation / deallocation of XDR 
> structures right.  Not surprising really since it's totally 
> undocumented!  In a bid to rectify this, I have documented how to do it 
> here:
> http://et.redhat.com/~rjones/xdr_tests/

Nice. BTW on the subject of record streams - xdrrec_create - while very
nice looking on the surface, it is utterly useless because the impl
relies on the underlying FD / socket being in blocking mode. If you use
non-blocking sockets marshalling/de-marshalling will fail on the first
-EAGAIN the routines see, and they have no way to restart where they 
left off. This is why I serialized to/from a xdrmem buffer, and then used
my own read/write code to send to the socket where I could correctly deal
with non-blocking mode.

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