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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH 1/3] virfile: Provide stub for virFileInData



On Thu, May 18, 2017 at 15:46:44 +0200, Michal Privoznik wrote:
> Some older systems (such as RHEL6) lack SEEK_HOLE and SEEK_DATA
> which virFileInData relies on. Provide a stub for these systems.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Michal Privoznik <mprivozn redhat com>
> ---
>  configure.ac       |  5 +++++
>  src/util/virfile.c | 15 +++++++++++++++
>  2 files changed, 20 insertions(+)

[...]

> @@ -3904,6 +3905,20 @@ virFileInData(int fd,
>      return ret;
>  }
>  
> +#else /* !HAVE_DECL_SEEK_HOLE */
> +
> +int
> +virFileInData(int fd ATTRIBUTE_UNUSED,
> +              int *inData ATTRIBUTE_UNUSED,
> +              long long *length ATTRIBUTE_UNUSED)
> +{
> +    virReportSystemError(ENOSYS, "%s",
> +                         _("sparse files not supported"));
> +    return -1;

Wouldn't it be better as a fallback always return that data is present
rather than failing?

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