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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v12 0/4] qapi: Allow modularization of QAPI sche

From: Luiz Capitulino
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v12 0/4] qapi: Allow modularization of QAPI schema files
Date: Tue, 6 May 2014 09:27:25 -0400

On Tue, 6 May 2014 15:07:40 +0200
Benoît Canet <address@hidden> wrote:

> I am trying to use this series to modularise the block API.
> Here are my finding.
> I tried to make a qmp/block.json including VM state related API.
> block.json include a qmp/block-core.json containing only true block stuff.
> When generating and compiling block-core.json to link it with qemu-nbd
> I saw that some of the block stuff needed ErrorClass so I went the route
> of creating a qmp/common.json containing ErrorClass.
> common.json being included in block-core.json and in qapi-schema.json it
> quickly lead some code being generated in double and the compilation to choke.
> What do you think would be the best solution to fix this ?
> (Fix the generator ? Make include ignore second inclusion of the same file ?)

Make qapi-schema.json a sort of master file and include everything?

Eventually, we might want to have if/defs and whatnot. But having a master
file seems a reasonable first step to me. I actually thought this was the
intention. Unless I got it wrong, of course.

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