Re: [RFC][PATCH 3/5] Virtualization/containers: UTSNAME

From: Kirill Korotaev
Date: Mon Feb 06 2006 - 03:50:07 EST

I am disturbed by the introduction of #defines like current_vps() and

Magic lower case #defines are usually a bad idea.
It is not magic defines, this is done intentionally.
You can take a more detailed view into OpenVZ sources, but the idea is to make kernel compilable without virtualization.
When virtualization is OFF all this macros are defined to trivial variables/defines which make it an old good kernel.

For example current_vps() should be (&init_vps), i.e. host system environment only.

vps_utsname will be defined as system_utsname and so on.

These defines hide the cost of the operations you are performing.
At that point you might as well name the thing system_utsname
so you don't have to change the code.
You mean to have variable and define with the same names?
it is not always good. It works fine, when both are defined in the same file, but poorly when it is scattered all around...

And of course you failed to change several references to
which one? Maybe intentionally? ;-)

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