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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH 5/5] remote generator: Move blacklist to a file and add explicit whitelist



On Mon, May 09, 2011 at 03:45:29PM -0600, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 05/07/2011 06:28 AM, Matthias Bolte wrote:
> > ---
> >  daemon/Makefile.am                 |   20 ++++-
> >  daemon/qemu_dispatch.blacklist     |    3 +
> >  daemon/qemu_dispatch.whitelist     |    1 +
> >  daemon/remote_dispatch.blacklist   |   37 ++++++++
> >  daemon/remote_dispatch.whitelist   |  169 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> >  daemon/remote_generator.pl         |  171 +++++++++++++-----------------------
> >  src/Makefile.am                    |   24 ++++-
> >  src/remote/qemu_client.blacklist   |    3 +
> >  src/remote/qemu_client.whitelist   |    1 +
> >  src/remote/remote_client.blacklist |   47 ++++++++++
> >  src/remote/remote_client.whitelist |  159 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 
> Hmm.  Given the difference in sizes between
> daemon/remote_dispatch.whitelist and src/remote/remote_client.whitelist,
> there are some functions where we are only doing half the job?  That
> means every new API has to touch two, rather than one, file, and that's
> out of a choice of four files.
> 
> Maybe a better thing to do would be having a single file, that lists
> every API, along with two states, as in:
> 
> 
> # name   daemon  src/remote
> function yes     no
> 
> In fact, rather than maintaining separate files, could we instead
> maintain this list directly in {remote,qemu}_protocol.x, via stylized
> comments?
> 
> enum remote_procedure {
>     /* Each function must have a two-word comment.  The first word is
>      * whether remote_generator.pl handles daemon, the second whether
>      * it handles src/remote.  */
>     REMOTE_PROC_OPEN = 1, /* yes no */
> ...
> 
> That way, when we add a new API, we are _already_ editing the file that
> contains the white/blacklist, and have the precedence of the lines
> beforehand to remind us whether we need to write manual code or rely on
> the generator.
> 
> Although I think that this patch does a good job as-is, I think it is
> worth a v2 that avoids the extra files (the fewer files you have to edit
> when adding a new API, the better).

Having annotations in the .x is a nice idea. We could also annotate the
methods with 'readonly' and 'readwrite' keywords, and use that to auto
generate some readonly ACL checks in the dispatch code as an extra layer
of defence.

So instead of yes|no, how about just "skipgen|autogen"

Daniel
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