[libvirt] [PATCH] syntax-check: prohibit all new uses of gethostby* functions

Daniel Veillard veillard at redhat.com
Thu Dec 11 14:19:29 UTC 2008

On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 11:55:08AM +0100, Jim Meyering wrote:
> "Daniel P. Berrange" <berrange at redhat.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 07:33:17PM -0800, David Lutterkort wrote:
> >> The attached patch makes virConnectGetHostname try a little harder to get a
> >> FQDN on systems where gethostname only returns a short name without a
> >> domain (which is pretty useless). The behavior is equivalent to 'hostname
> >> --fqdn'.
> > Actually, gethostbyname should never be used in any modern code as it is
> > not thread safe. Instead use getaddrinfo() and  the AI_CANONNAME flag
> Good point.
> Yet another reason not to use gethostbyname.
> I think it's time to make the prohibition official.
> Here's a patch to do that:

  +1 to both patches,


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