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Re: [Qemu-devel] Patch: Adding ability for qemu-img to create SCSI VMwar

From: Anthony Liguori
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Patch: Adding ability for qemu-img to create SCSI VMware disk images
Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 14:52:27 -0500
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Kevin Wolf wrote:
Anthony Liguori schrieb:
Aaron Mason wrote:
Who said the images had to be used for QEMU? As I said, I use the utility primarily for creating VMware images.
If it's not useful for QEMU, then I don't see that it's worth maintaining within QEMU.

Then I wonder why we have the compat6 option for VMDK. I would be rather
surprised if it was useful for qemu itself.

Yup.  I don't like the compat6 patch either as it's pretty invasive.

FWIW, I know that SUSE had a use for these SCSI VMDKs and they carry a
local patch for it. I would prefer to have such things upstream, even if
it's just for exporting. After all, qemu-img is the Swiss army knife for

If there's support for it, we can take it. I worry about adding features that aren't widely useful as they add complexity and make it hard to refactor things.

Introducing BLOCK_FLAG_BUSLOGIC and BLOCK_FLAG_LSILOGIC seems very wrong to me. You're happy with it?


Anthony Liguori

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