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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 8/9] libxl: Kill QEMU by uid when possible

George Dunlap writes ("Re: [PATCH 8/9] libxl: Kill QEMU by uid when possible"):
> > On Nov 29, 2018, at 12:26 PM, Ian Jackson <ian.jackson@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > George Dunlap writes ("Re: [PATCH 8/9] libxl: Kill QEMU by uid when 
> > possible"):
> >> It wouldn’t be terribly hard to have a common “exit” to both the
> >> kill-by-pid and kill-by-uid paths that did it once, but it would
> >> involve adding Yet Another Function; and each additional function
> >> makes the code a little bit more difficult to follow.
> > 
> > I'm afraid I disagree on this point.
> > 
> > I agree that additional functions should be avoided where they are
> > needless.  But a single exit path is more important.
> > 
> > Without a single exit path, someone who modifies this code in the
> > fututure (to add new state, say) will risk altering only one of the
> > exit paths.
> “Creating an extra function to avoid moving qmp_cleanup earlier”
> doesn’t sound like a good reason to me. “Creating an extra function
> to make sure future modifications have only one exit path” sounds
> like a good reason, though.

OK, good, I think we are in agreement on this point.


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