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Re: [lvm-devel] [PATCH 2/11] Provide _vg_lock_and_read, a new implementation of lock+vg_read_internal.

Dave Wysochanski <dwysocha redhat com> writes:
> Note only FAILED_READ_ONLY is used by any tool today - only vgreduce.
> Further, FAILED_READ_ONLY can only occur with LVM1 metadata as far as I
> can tell.
Could be. I'd propose to address this separately though, since I suppose we
want to change semantics of things for this -- make the read-only failure
deprecated and maybe just issue a warning whenever the flag is encountered,
when opening read-write?

>> +	if (!validate_name(vg_name) && !is_orphan_vg(vg_name)) {
>> +		log_error("Volume group name %s has invalid characters",
>> +			  vg_name);
>> +		return NULL;
>> +	}
> Is there a reason to return NULL here when a handle with an error code
> is returned everywhere else?
> Note that callling vg_read_error() after hitting this path will return
> FAILED_ALLOCATION.  Do we need FAILED_INVALID_NAME or perhaps re-use
Basically, the reason is just that no tool ever seems to care. It's true that
it's not very nice to turn up FAILED_ALLOCATION, but in case that's what API
user gets, they should just abort anyway -- the library code has already
printed the error message (like it is the case here). We could differentiate
that though, I have no strong opinion. Maybe add a patch on top though.


PS: I am sending an amended patch in a while (re. Alasdair's comments), I just
need to rebase the rest of the stack on top and check that tests still pass,
ie. I didn't botch the thing inadvertently.

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