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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH 2/2] virnetsockettest: Use a temporary directory in /tmp

On 11/02/2011 04:00 PM, Guido Günther wrote:
+    template = strdup("/tmp/libvirt_XXXXXX");

No need to malloc() the template.  Just do:

char template[] = "/tmp/libvirt_XXXXXX";

This was actually the first version I had but it didn't seem to match
libvirt's style (in the non-const form and I didn't find it in HACKING)

For something short-lived and cleanly scoped, stack allocation of less than 4k bytes is fine; in fact it is even preferable (more efficient, fewer failure points). Perhaps most existing uses of mk[ds]temp in libvirt.git happened to malloc, but that's probably because they are in situations where the final name must survive the scope of the function creating the file. I don't know that HACKING has to specifically speak to this, but I'll review any patch if you want to tweak it to make that clear.

so I went for the explicit strdup. New version attached.

ACK to this version.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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