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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] Support physical memory in virDomainMemoryPeek()

On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 04:27:45PM +0900, Nguyen Anh Quynh wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 4:19 PM, Nguyen Anh Quynh<aquynh gmail com> wrote:
> Acutally, to avoid all those ugly sanity checks, it is best to define


> VIR_MEMORY_* as an enum type, then redefine virDomainMemoryCheck() as
> (note the last param is changed):
> int virDomainMemoryPeek (virDomainPtr dom,
>                                              unsigned long long start,
>                                              size_t size,
>                                              void *buffer,
>                                              enum virDomainMemoryFlags flags);

  That is ugly, it's also wrong, it break API and ABI compatibility,
forget about it !

> Let me know your idea about this.

  If more C was implemented with defensive programming, and if people
didn't broke API every time they think "it would be nicer" then it
would be way easier to actually develop in C ! Please change your
mindset that just doesn't work in the long term, sorry ...


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