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Re: [Qemu-trivial] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] balloon: Fix device name in erro

From: Hani Benhabiles
Subject: Re: [Qemu-trivial] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] balloon: Fix device name in error message.
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:59:14 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 10:04:05AM +0100, Markus Armbruster wrote:
> I agree the error message is bad, but I'm afraid your patch makes it
> worse :)
> qemu_balloon() returns zero when balloon_event_fn has not been set with
> qemu_add_balloon_handler().
> Right now, the only device that calls qemu_add_balloon_handler() is
> virtio-balloon-device.  In theory, there could be others in the future.
> virtio-balloon-device is a virtio-bus device.  The bus can be provided
> by virtio-balloon-pci or virtio-balloon-ccw.
> Your error message is misleading when it's provided by the latter.

I see. Sorry for not throughly understanding the whole chain yet!

I somehow missed virtio-balloon-ccw, thus my false belief that
virtio-balloon-pci would be the only one to be ever needed/used.

> Moreover, you missed qmp_query_balloon().
> QERR_DEVICE_NOT_ACTIVE is also used with argument "spice", and the
> resulting error message is similarly bad.  Perhaps something like this
> would do:
>     ERROR_CLASS_DEVICE_NOT_ACTIVE, "No %s device has been activated"

Sounds good to me. Will send a patch shortly.

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