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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] rev5: support colon in filenames

From: Amit Shah
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] rev5: support colon in filenames
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 16:27:05 +0530
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.19 (2009-01-05)

On (Wed) Jul 15 2009 [10:40:37], Anthony Liguori wrote:
> Blue Swirl wrote:
>> Then how about something like:
>>  -drive name=hda,if=ide,cache=off,file_is_arg -filearg foo.img
>>  -drive name=vda,if=virtio,cache=writeback,file_comes_next  -patharg  foo.img
>>  -drive name=sdb,if=scsi,unit=1,fnarg -fnarg boo.img
> The explicit ordering part seems clunky to me.  How about:
> -drive name=vda,if=virtio -drive.vda.file filename.img
> What's nice about this syntax is it generalizes well.  You could have:
> -drive.vda.if virtio -drive.vda.file filename.img

How would you differentiate between multiple files? For example,
filename1.img should be the boot drive and filename2.img should be the
secondary drive.


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