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Re: [PATCH v4 00/34] Configurable policy for handling deprecated interfa

From: Markus Armbruster
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 00/34] Configurable policy for handling deprecated interfaces
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2020 21:58:41 +0100
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Markus Armbruster <address@hidden> writes:

> This series extends QMP introspection to cover deprecation.
> Additionally, new option -compat lets you configure what to do when
> deprecated interfaces get used.  This is intended for testing users of
> the management interfaces.  It is experimental.
> -compat deprecated-input=<in-policy> configures what to do when
> deprecated input is received.  Available policies:
> * accept: Accept deprecated commands and arguments (default)
> * reject: Reject them
> * crash: Crash
> -compat deprecated-output=<out-policy> configures what to do when
> deprecated output is sent.  Available output policies:
> * accept: Emit deprecated command results and events (default)
> * hide: Suppress them
> For now, -compat covers only deprecated syntactic aspects of QMP.  We
> may want to extend it to cover semantic aspects, CLI, and experimental
> features.
> PATCH 01-04: Documentation fixes
> PATCH 05-10: Test improvements
> PATCH 11-24: Add feature flags to remaining user-defined types and to
>                    struct members
> PATCH 25-26: New special feature 'deprecated', visible in
>                    introspection
> PATCH 27-34: New -compat to set policy for handling stuff marked with
>                    feature 'deprecated'

Queued PATCH 01-26.  Thanks for the reviews that made this possible!

PATCH 27-34 will have to wait for 5.1.

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