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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH v2] doc: Correct the default werror policy

On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 12:30:02PM +0100, Philipp Hahn wrote:
The documentation is plain wrong about the default write_error policy,
as its only implemented by QEMU (src/vz/vz_utils.c is the only other
case, which simply explodes, is anything except other then


Signed-off-by: Philipp Hahn <hahn univention de>
docs/formatdomain.html.in | 6 +++---
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
Osier Yang proposed v1 on 2011-10-24, which never got applied due to
discussions of "enospace" vs. "enospc".

diff --git a/docs/formatdomain.html.in b/docs/formatdomain.html.in
index 02ce792..3e1a193 100644
--- a/docs/formatdomain.html.in
+++ b/docs/formatdomain.html.in
@@ -2745,7 +2745,8 @@
            how the hypervisor will behave on a disk read or write
            error, possible values are "stop", "report", "ignore", and
            "enospace".<span class="since">Since 0.8.0, "report" since
-            0.9.7</span> The default setting of error_policy is "report".
+            0.9.7</span> The default is left to the discretion of the
+            hypervisor: QEMU defaults to "enospace".<br/>

Did really all the versions do that?  I'm not sure.  Anyway, I don't
really think we should guarantee something that we have no power over,
especially since they can change the default and nobody will fix it in
our docs.  Only defaults that QEMU *driver* selects shoud be mentioned
in here (as that will also be visible in the XML), but when talking
about hypervisor defaults, I would just leave it to "hypervisor

            There is also an
            optional <code>rerror_policy</code> that controls behavior
            for read errors only. <span class="since">Since
@@ -2755,8 +2756,7 @@
            read errors. Also note that "enospace" is not a valid
            policy for read errors, so if <code>error_policy</code> is
            set to "enospace" and no <code>rerror_policy</code> is
-            given, the read error policy will be left at its default,
-            which is "report".
+            given, the read error policy will be left at its default.
            The optional <code>io</code> attribute controls specific

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