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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH 1/7] Add virFileAbsPath() utility

On Mon, Oct 05, 2009 at 05:14:33PM -0400, Amy Griffis wrote:
> Paolo Bonzini wrote:  [Mon Oct 05 2009, 04:54:27AM EDT]
> > On 10/04/2009 09:28 PM, Amy Griffis wrote:
> > >Add a utility to ensure an absolute path for a potentially realtive path.
> > 
> > Would it make sense for your usage to resolve symbolic links at the
> > same time?  If so, you can use the canonicalize-lgpl gnulib module,
> > which portably provides the following function.
> > 
> > /* Return a malloc'd string containing the canonical absolute name of
> >    the named file.  If any file name component does not exist or is a
> >    symlink to a nonexistent file, return NULL.  A canonical name does
> >    not contain any `.', `..' components nor any repeated file name
> >    separators ('/') or symlinks.  */
> > char *canonicalize_file_name (const char *);
> In this case we don't need to resolve symlinks because the
> following open() will handle them. I suppose it could be useful
> to a future consumer, but I'm inclined to keep it as it is.

  We already have a separate virFileResolveLink() which can be used
no need to merge the two semantic, so I'm fine with the patch as-is.

  ACK, applied,

   thanks !


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