[Spice-commits] python_modules/ptypes.py

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 python_modules/ptypes.py |    9 +++++++--
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

New commits:
commit 252d1b61ed9bb0fcfede27e53b2954f4e970b6d3
Author: Frediano Ziglio <fziglio at redhat.com>
Date:   Fri Jun 22 21:31:51 2018 +0100

    ptypes: Improve some attribute documentation
    Signed-off-by: Frediano Ziglio <fziglio at redhat.com>
    Acked-by: Jonathon Jongsma <jjongsma at redhat.com>

diff --git a/python_modules/ptypes.py b/python_modules/ptypes.py
index 056e984..91c185d 100644
--- a/python_modules/ptypes.py
+++ b/python_modules/ptypes.py
@@ -67,6 +67,7 @@ valid_attributes=set([
     # the C structure contains a pointer to data
     # for instance we want to write an array to an allocated array
+    # The demarshaller allocates space for data that this pointer points to
     # write output to this C structure
@@ -75,8 +76,12 @@ valid_attributes=set([
     # used in demarshaller to use directly data from message without a copy
     # store member array in a pointer
-    # similar to to_ptr but has an additional argument which is the name of a C
-    # field which will store the array length
+    # Has an argument which is the name of a C field which will store the
+    # array length
+    # The demarshaller stores a reference to the original message buffer so
+    # you should keep a reference to the original message to avoid a dangling
+    # pointer
+    # Is useful for large buffers to avoid extra memory allocation and copying
     # do not generate marshall code
     # used for last members to be able to marshall them manually

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