Eduardo Habkost <ehabk...@redhat.com> writes:

> On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 06:44:14PM +0200, Markus Armbruster wrote:
>> machine_set_property() replaces '_' by '-' in the property name.
>> Except it fails to replace an initial '_'.  Screwed up in commit
>> b0ddb8b.  Reproducer: "-M pc,__foo_bar=true" produces "Property
>> '._-foo-bar' not found".
>> 
>> Error messages using a mangled name rather than the name the user
>> actually wrote is user-hostile, but that's a different topic.
>> 
>> Signed-off-by: Markus Armbruster <arm...@redhat.com>
>
> Reviewed-by: Eduardo Habkost <ehabk...@redhat.com>
>
> I suggest we follow the same approach we used in the x86 CPU
> code: instead of requiring a special parser that magically
> translate strings, just add property aliases for the old names
> that contained "_". It would fix the user-hostile error messages
> as well.

Adding the aliases is slightly annoying, but it's probably the easiest
way to get decent error messages.  How can we ensure no new
alias-requiring names get added?

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