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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v3] fw_cfg: RFQDN rules, documentation

From: Michael S. Tsirkin
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v3] fw_cfg: RFQDN rules, documentation
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 20:53:37 +0300

On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 06:19:55PM +0200, Markus Armbruster wrote:
> "Michael S. Tsirkin" <address@hidden> writes:
> > On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 10:59:35AM +0200, Markus Armbruster wrote:
> >> If we can protect them without
> >> complicating or breaking stuff, sure, why not.  But not at all costs.
> >
> > The stuff we break is precisely the stuff our warnings
> > say might break at any time. So since you believe users
> > might be relied on not to ignore warnings, it should be ok ...
> >
> > As for complicating things - about 5 lines of code are spent
> > on the unsupported/root/ hack. It *is* a hack but
> > contained enough not to worry me too much ...
> I'm not worried about the implementation complexity at all.  It's the
> user interface complexity.  After this patch, we have a non-trivial
> mapping from -fw_cfg name to FW_CFG filename to explain.  Whereas now,
> -fw_cfg name *is* the FW_CFG path.

Only for people who ignore the rules. Most people have a trivial


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