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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC][PATCH v2 1/1] Add IOREQ_TYPE_VMWARE_PORT

On Fri, 3 Oct 2014, Ian Campbell wrote:
> On Fri, 2014-10-03 at 10:47 +0100, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> > The issue with a union is compatibility with older QEMU versions: we can
> > introduce the union and retain compatibility only if we use anonymous
> > unions.  However I seem to recall Jan arguing against anonymous unions
> > in public interfaces in past.
> The canonical headers in xen/include/public are supposed to be strict
> ANSI C and anonymous unions are a gcc extension.
> However no-one is obliged to use this copy and several projects
> (including Linux, *BSD and others) take copies and modify them to suite
> their local coding styles/conventions etc. That could include using
> anonymous unions if that is preferable. I'm not sure if that helps you
> here though (since the issue AIUI is with existing qemu releases...)

Right, it doesn't help.
Even upstream QEMU still builds against external Xen header files.

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