[libvirt] [PATCH v1 01/14] conf: Fix virDomainDeviceGetInfo const correctness

Michal Privoznik mprivozn at redhat.com
Thu Oct 19 15:34:49 UTC 2017

On 10/19/2017 11:55 AM, Martin Kletzander wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 10:10:56AM +0200, Michal Privoznik wrote:
>> This function is not changing passed domain definition.
>> Therefore, mark the argument as 'const'.
> Is there any other reason for this then just your new code using const?
> I don't see any pointer that's passed through your later code that would
> be const nowadays, so why would we play the const-correctness game here
> when it doesn't make much sense in C when the pointer is to a struct
> since the const doesn't propagate?
> If s/const virDomainDeviceDef/virDomainDeviceDef/ on your later patch
> makes this one unnecessary, then NACK to this.  If there is a reason,
> however, feel free to keep this in.

Well, later in 08/14 I am indeed calling this from function which takes
const virDomainDeviceDef * and I can change it to virDomainDeviceDefPtr.
And while I think this patch still makes things better (solves const
correctness), I don't want it to be show stopper. Thus I'm dropping it.


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