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Re: [Qemu-block] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH RFC for-2.3 0/1] block: New command

From: Markus Armbruster
Subject: Re: [Qemu-block] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH RFC for-2.3 0/1] block: New command line option --no-format-probing
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:27:19 +0100
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Eric Blake <address@hidden> writes:

> On 03/20/2015 07:05 AM, Markus Armbruster wrote:
>> First of all, my apologies for being so late with this.  I realized
>> part way through the current development cycle that I couldn't do both
>> the error work and my half of the block probing work we discussed back
>> in November, so I punted the latter to the next cycle, missing the one
>> little feature I quite obviously could do.
>> Why is this "RFC for-2.3"?  The patch is simple, and quite obviously
>> does nothing unless you run with --no-format-probing.  If libvirt
>> wants it in 2.3, then I think we should consider it even at this late
>> stage.  If libvirt doesn't want it, or won't try to make use of it for
>> another few months, I'm happy to drop the patch now and revisit the
>> larger topic in the next cycle.
>> I readily admit --no-format-probing is fugly.  Better ideas are
>> welcome.
> So, is it spelled '--no-format-probing', or is it spelled
> '-no-format-probing'?  It is in the same category as other flag
> parameters like '-enable-fips' or '-no-user-config'.

Any QEMU option can be spelled both as -NAME and as --NAME.

Rolling your very own command line parser is foolish, but the only way
to stay design-flaw-compatible.

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