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Re: [Libvir] [PATCH] Python bindings: Use virDomain/NetworkGetConnect instead of storing connection in domain/network object

On Tue, Jul 24, 2007 at 03:19:23PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> It doesn't seem like changing virDomainGetConnect to play with reference 
> counts will fix this.  The damage was done when virConnectClose was 
> called, which happened much earlier.  The only solution is to keep the 
> relation that domain contains a connection explicit in the Python code. 
>  Same probably applies to OCaml bindings too.
> >/*
> > * virDomainGetConnect:
> > * @dom: pointer to a domain
> > *
> > * Provides the connection pointer associated with a domain.  The
> > * reference counter on the connection is not increased by this
> > * call.
> > */
> For this reason also I suggest that we remove virDomainGetConnect and 
> virNetworkGetConnect calls entirely, to prevent anyone from thinking 
> they can use them in a safe way.  Patch is attached, and yes I know in 
> this case it breaks strict ABI compatibility.

  I still find them useful in the context of C coding as you can
get the connextion without having to carry it in all the calls (assuming
you understand the reference counting associated to connections, this
allow for simpler/cleaner code).


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