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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH for-2.6] fw_cfg: Adopt /opt/RFQDN convention

From: Markus Armbruster
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH for-2.6] fw_cfg: Adopt /opt/RFQDN convention
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2016 09:48:40 +0200
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"Michael S. Tsirkin" <address@hidden> writes:

> On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 06:42:09PM +0200, Markus Armbruster wrote:
>> FW CFG's primary user is QEMU, which uses it to expose configuration
>> information (in the widest sense) to Firmware.  Thus the name FW CFG.
>> FW CFG can also be used by others for their own purposes.  QEMU is
>> merely acting as transport then.  Names starting with opt/ are reseved
>> for such uses.  There is no provision, however, to guide safe sharing
>> among different such users.
>> Fix that, losely following QMP precedence: names should start with
>> opt/RFQDN/, where RFQDN is a reverse fully qualified domain name you
>> control.
>> Based on a more ambitious patch from Michael Tsirkin.
>> Cc: Gerd Hoffmann <address@hidden>
>> Cc: Gabriel L. Somlo <address@hidden>
>> Cc: Laszlo Ersek <address@hidden>
>> Cc: Michael S. Tsirkin <address@hidden>
>> Signed-off-by: Markus Armbruster <address@hidden>
> Reviewed-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <address@hidden>
> Signed-off-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <address@hidden>
> I don't think there's any rush to get this into 2.6, though.
> If no one beats me to it, I'll apply this after 2.6 is out.

The patch touches only documentation and help text, i.e. it's as safe as
it gets.  I'd like to have it in 2.6.

Since both of the two patched files have no maintainer, I intend to post
a pull request myself, assuming nobody objects.

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