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Re: [Libguestfs] [PATCH 02/12] generator: Convert relevant arguments from Device to Mountable

On Thu, Feb 07, 2013 at 03:57:48PM +0000, Matthew Booth wrote:
> This change updates the api style of all apis which should take Mountable
> descriptions rather than block devices. It also updates the documentation
> accordingly, but doesn't implement any functional changes.

> +=head2 MOUNTABLES

I don't think we should document Mountable at all, at least not at
this stage.  The reason is twofold: (a) People shouldn't be trying to
construct these strings, except for device/partition names which is
existing practice.  More importantly, (b) we may want to change or
replace the btrfsvol strings in future if we decide that we got it
wrong (or if btrfs changes something), and we can only do that if we
can be sure that people aren't trying to construct them from scratch.

So I would only ack this patch if we removed two things: the
'btrfsvol:' example that appears in one of the function descriptions,
and the whole MOUNTABLES section in the documentation.


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