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

From: Anthony Liguori
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Allow default network type to be determined from an environmental variable
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 21:47:40 -0600
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Paul Brook wrote:
This is similar to why I dislike qemu automagically guessing settings. If you force everything to be explicitly specified (or use fixed defaults) then there's no margin for error. If behaviour depends on external factors then you can guarantee the person stuck between you (the "expert") and the misbehaving application will have no clue how to determine or control those external factors.

Come on, if the concern is being able to determine the users environment, there are very well understood ways to handle this. Just have QEMU log all of the configuration parameters to some log file upon startup like so many other applications do.

If people don't like using environmental variables, I can accept that. Let's not pretend though that the reason is that we're protecting the end users :-)


Anthony Liguori


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