[libvirt] [PATCH 1/3] qemuDomainBuildNamespace: Clean up temp files

John Ferlan jferlan at redhat.com
Thu Jun 15 12:03:31 UTC 2017

On 06/15/2017 04:53 AM, Michal Privoznik wrote:
> On 06/14/2017 09:50 PM, John Ferlan wrote:
>> On 06/12/2017 11:57 AM, Michal Privoznik wrote:
>>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1431112
>>> After 290a00e41d we know how to deal with file mount points.
>>> However, when cleaning up the temporary location for preserved
>>> mount points we are still calling rmdir(). This won't fly for
>>> files. We need to call unlink(). Now, since we don't really care
>>> if the cleanup succeeded or not (it's the best effort anyway), we
>>> can call both rmdir() and unlink() without need for
>>> differentiation between files and directories.
>>> Signed-off-by: Michal Privoznik <mprivozn at redhat.com>
>>> ---
>>>  src/qemu/qemu_domain.c | 5 ++++-
>>>  1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>> But why call both?
> I don't think you can call unlink() over a directory, can you? And sure,
> I could call stat() just to find out if it's a dir or a file and call
> just one of the pair. Or I can call both and ignore any errors. The
> result is the same, isn't it?
> Michal

>From the unlink(3p) man page:

"The path argument shall not name a directory unless the process has
appropriate privileges and the implementation supports using unlink() on

Then a google search on using unlink vs. rmdir uncovers more refs. I
suppose one could also do the "if file, then unlink else rmdir.

Just seems "odd" to see both and leaves one wondering why.


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