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Re: [Libvir] Fix handling of config files with duplicate named guests



On Tue, Dec 19, 2006 at 07:26:26PM +0000, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 19, 2006 at 02:05:32PM -0500, Daniel Veillard wrote:
> > > +        value = malloc(sizeof(virConfValue));
> > > +        value->str = strdup(filename);
> > > +            free(value);
> > > +            return (-1);
> > 
> >   This makes me think about an idea I had to swicth all allocations in
> > libvirt to reuse xmlMalloc/xmlFree/xmlStrdup . The reasons are the following:
> >    - libxml2 is a mandatory module
> >    - libxml2 memory debug allow to track easilly memory allocations
> >      and check we never leak, this can be really useful
> >    - libxml2 memory routines can also be overiden by the library client
> >      to use a different allocator which in some circumstances can be really
> >      useful
> > 
> > My prime motivation is debug but reuse of libxml2 facilities is not neglectible.
> 
> Sounds reasonble. I'm not familiar with libxml2 debug stuff though - does
> it give more info that we can get from valgrind ?

  Frankly no, but there isn't the same cost penalty. Also one can track 
a given piece of memory, for example under gdb. Documentation at:
    http://xmlsoft.org/xmlmem.html

Daniel

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