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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH 1/3] Introduce flag representing if MAC address of interface was generated or not.

On 02/25/2011 05:42 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
On 02/24/2011 07:56 AM, Michal Privoznik wrote:
  src/conf/domain_conf.c |    2 ++
  src/conf/domain_conf.h |    1 +
  2 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/src/conf/domain_conf.c b/src/conf/domain_conf.c
index b97c1f0..454f631 100644
--- a/src/conf/domain_conf.c
+++ b/src/conf/domain_conf.c
@@ -2593,8 +2593,10 @@ virDomainNetDefParseXML(virCapsPtr caps,
                                   (const char *)macaddr);
              goto error;
+        def->mac_generated = false;
      } else {
          virCapabilitiesGenerateMac(caps, def->mac);
+        def->mac_generated = true;

Rather than sticking the flag into the domain definition, I'd rather
pass it via the flags argument to
virDomainDeviceDefParse/virDomainNetDefParseXML - that is, most callers
will want:

virDomainDeviceDefParse(..., 0)

but qemuDomainDetachDevice (in qemu_driver.c) will want:

virDomainDeviceDefParse(..., VIR_DOMAIN_PARSE_NO_GENERATE)


That is, it's more than just detaching an interface mac addresses that
has an issue.  It's anywhere that parsing a device XML snippet to be
used to match an existing device that we want to suppress generation of
additional items in the parse (this includes generating a random mac for
an interface, but may include other generated items).  So adding a new
flag that can be used to tell ALL parse routines to avoid generating
extra data is more useful than changing the domain definition to say
whether one piece of information was generated.

Yes, i firstly thought in similar way. But I don't really need to suppress generation of random values. I need information whether user gave say mac in input XML or not. Same apply for pci address (by the way, we don't support detaching by it now). The idea behind is:
if (<mac was generated> && <pci addr was generated>) {
   if (domain->nnets == 1)
       device_clone_mac(domain->nnet[0], device)
       error("don't know which detach")
} else {
   search for device

If i suppress generation, I wouldn't know if it was generated anyway, because mac is stored in statically allocated array. One (tricky) way out of this is to set mac before to some special mac (e.g. all 0's) and then check for change. But I'd rather avoid it. Changing array to dynamically allocated is huge amount of work to be done, because it is hard to find pieces of code touching it, and omitting even one line may lead into sigegv.

But I agree, sticking the flag into domain definition is not very clean either.

One way out of this is adding pointer to flag as (another) function parameter. Would this be acceptable?


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