qemu -readconfig/-writeconfig cannot handle quotes in values

Bug #1686364 reported by Richard Jones
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Bug Description

$ qemu-system-x86_64 -drive file=/tmp/foo\" -writeconfig -
# qemu config file

  file = "/tmp/foo""

For bonus points, try to construct a valid qemu config file that contains a quoted value. It's pretty clear (from looking at the code also) that this is not possible.


- maximum value length is hard-coded in the parser at 1023 characters (for no apparent reason)

- the format is undocumented

- don't use sscanf for parsing!

description: updated
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Thomas Huth (th-huth) wrote : Moved bug report

This is an automated cleanup. This bug report has been moved to QEMU's
new bug tracker on gitlab.com and thus gets marked as 'expired' now.
Please continue with the discussion here:


Changed in qemu:
status: New → Expired
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