@@ -107,3 +107,16 @@ so instead of e.g. isalnum you should use qemu_isalnum.
Because of the memory management rules, you must use qemu_strdup/qemu_strndup
instead of plain strdup/strndup.
+5. Printf-style functions
+Whenever you add a new printf-style function, i.e., one with a format
+string argument and following "..." in its prototype, be sure to use
+gcc's printf attribute directive in the prototype.
+This makes it so gcc's -Wformat and -Wformat-security options can do
+their jobs and cross-check format strings with the number and types
+Currently many functions in QEMU are not following this rule but
+patches to add the attribute would be very much appreciated.