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Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: [PATCH][v2] Align file accesses with cache=off (O_D

From: Paul Brook
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: [PATCH][v2] Align file accesses with cache=off (O_DIRECT)
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 01:54:52 +0100
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> > Seems like the easiest solution would be to have qcow always align its
> > writes. We don't do on the fly compression, so it should be fairly easy
> > to make this happen with minimal overhead.
> I did the patch you describe and post it to the mailing list on Tue, 22
> Jan 2008 11:17:09 +0100, it was called
> "[PATCH] snapshot=on and cache=off compatibility"
> but was never commented.

That patch that patch messes with O_DIRECT on an open file descriptor, which 
was generally agreed to be a bad idea.


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