Am 14.09.2016 um 22:57 hat Eric Blake geschrieben:
> On 08/19/2016 11:50 AM, Kevin Wolf wrote:
> > In order to remove the necessity to use BlockBackend names in the
> > external API, we want to allow qdev device names in all device related
> > commands.
> > 
> > This converts x-blockdev-insert-medium to accept a qdev device name.
> 
> Since this command is experimental...
> 
> > Signed-off-by: Kevin Wolf <kw...@redhat.com>
> > ---
> 
> > +++ b/qapi/block-core.json
> > @@ -2380,14 +2380,17 @@
> >  # This command is still a work in progress and is considered experimental.
> >  # Stay away from it unless you want to help with its development.
> >  #
> > -# @device:    block device name
> > +# @device:    block device name (deprecated, use @id instead)
> > +#
> > +# @id:        the name or QOM path of the guest device (since: 2.8)
> 
> ...why even bother to deprecate 'device'?  Can't we just do a whole-sale
> switch to a required 'id' only?  Or should such a wholesale switch be
> reserved for the day that we remove the x- prefix when promoting the
> command to stable?

I tried this for the experimental commands, but I think it required some
more test case rewrites, so I decided to leave it for later. Not
necessarily "when promoting to stable" later, but a separate series
anyway.

Kevin

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