[libvirt] Request to mailing list libvir-list rejected

Matthias Bolte matthias.bolte at googlemail.com
Fri Mar 12 16:13:40 UTC 2010

2010/3/10 Eric Blake <eblake at redhat.com>:
> [in general, technical lists tend to frown on the practice of top-posting]
> On 03/10/2010 02:49 PM, Dev.Atom wrote:
>> Sorry, I'm not used to use mailing list
>> I think the relevants part are these functions :
>> int virFileOperation(const char *path, int openflags, mode_t mode,
>>                     uid_t uid, gid_t gid,
>>                     virFileOperationHook hook, void *hookdata,
>>                     unsigned int flags)
>> __attribute__((__warn_unused_result__));
>> int virDirCreate(const char *path, mode_t mode, uid_t uid, gid_t gid,
>>                 unsigned int flags)
>> __attribute__((__warn_unused_result__));
> Yes, my request was not to dump the entire (750k) preprocessor output to
> the list, but to just the relevant portion of the output to make sure
> there weren't any macros interfering with the parse.
>> Matthias say that he has patches which will be ready in the week, and I
>> can wait for these patches
> Matthias probably already hit it on the head - gnulib can guarantee that
> uid_t is defined in spite of mingw not providing it, but I haven't
> personally checked whether we are using this aspect of gnulib yet, and I
> will defer to see Matthias' patches.

Well, I looked at gnulib, but I can't find where or how it guarantees
uid_t and gid_t. But just having uid_t and gid_t defines doesn't help
that much if the related functions like chown are missing.

I ended up just adding typedef unsigned int uid_t.


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