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Re: [Xen-devel] Device model operation hypercall (DMOP, re qemu depriv) [and 1 more messages]

>>> On 21.09.16 at 19:09, <George.Dunlap@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 2:56 PM, Jan Beulich <JBeulich@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Again this looks like much clutter with little benefit to me, i.e. I'd
>> then rather go with the unmodified original proposal. That's largely
>> because nothing really enforces anyone to use the (disconnected)
>> xen_dmop_foo_entry type. I.e. it continues to be a matter of the
>> programmer's and the reviewers' attention/discipline.
> But is "Must use hypercall dmop, subop foo with struct dmop_foo" any
> different than "Must use hypercall bar with struct bar"?
> In theory there could be a mismatch between the struct libxc expected
> to use for a whole hypercall with the struct Xen expected to find for
> an entire hypercall. But in practice that never happens because we set
> up the call with the appropriate struct once and then never change it.


> (That is, we may change the struct elements, but not the name.)  This
> seems to me like a fairly similar case.

I don't think so - what I'm talking about here is the equivalent of
"we may change the struct elements". Such changes would go
unnoticed by the compiler the respective pseudo-struct-element
is a handle.

But anyway - I think we've beaten this horse to death, and I'm the
only one worried about type issues here. Therefore I think we
should just stop this discussion and go with the proposed model.


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