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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Allow default network type to be determined fro

From: andrzej zaborowski
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Allow default network type to be determined from an environmental variable
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 03:19:47 +0100

On 12/02/2008, Rob Landley <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Saturday 19 January 2008 15:10:09 Paul Brook wrote:
> > It's also extremely hard to determine what environment a user is running.
> Type "set" with no arguments.  (I admit bash 3.x throws insane amounts of crap
> into this by default, but any program that's exposed to the FSF for an
> extended period of time bloats beyond recognition.)

I think Paul Brook was concerned about a situation where a user
reports a problem saying X is not working when running "qemu -hda ..."
and suddenly the number of things that may have triggered the bug has
grown by the size of the environment.  Even if you manage to tell the
user to pastebin the environment, it may have changed by then.  I'm
pretty sure Paul knows how to list the env variables :)

I personally can accept not knowing what environment the user is
running though. You'll never be able to reproduce 100% of
user-reported bugs (and usually you won't even try), and any new way
of configuring qemu that you introduce (say, config files) will have
the same problem.
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