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Re: [Qemu-devel] [patch] non-blocking disk IO

From: Magnus Damm
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [patch] non-blocking disk IO
Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2005 16:09:50 +0900


On 10/3/05, John Coiner <address@hidden> wrote:
> Non-blocking disk IO now works for any type of disk image, not just
> "raw" format. There is no longer any format-specific code in the patch:
> http://people.brandeis.edu/~jcoiner/qemu_idedma/qemu_dma_patch.html
> You might want this patch if:
>   * you run a multitasking guest OS,
>   * you access a disk sometimes, and
>   * you wouldn't mind if QEMU ran a little faster.
> Why I have not got feedback in droves I do not understand ;)

I'd love to try out your patch, but I have too little free time as
always. I have very high hopes for this patch and I do think that this
need to be done somehow. One thing that I'd really like to see is if
this patch makes the w2k install hack obsolete...

Keeep up the good work,

/ magnus

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