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Re: [Qemu-block] [PATCH v2 6/6] block: Remove BB options from blockdev-a

From: Max Reitz
Subject: Re: [Qemu-block] [PATCH v2 6/6] block: Remove BB options from blockdev-add
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2016 16:58:29 +0200
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On 04.07.2016 12:58, Kevin Wolf wrote:
> Am 02.07.2016 um 18:28 hat Max Reitz geschrieben:
>> On 30.06.2016 16:13, Kevin Wolf wrote:
>>> werror/rerror are now available as qdev options. The stats-* options are
>>> removed without an existing replacement; they should probably be
>>> configurable with a separate QMP command like I/O throttling settings.
>> I'm not sure I agree with removing the stats-* options without a
>> replacement. If we'd get rid of @id in the process, fine. But we won't
>> get a pure blockdev-add before 2.7 anyway, so I'm not sure removing
>> stats-* now is necessary.
> Actually, I'm not so sure about removing id only after 2.7. Basically
> all that's missing is a conversion of block job commands to accept
> node-name so that qemu-iotests cases can be converted. This is a mostly
> mechanical conversion and I have part of it ready.
> About keeping stats-*, what good is it to keep an option that we know
> will go away sooner or later? For id there is a good reason, removing it
> now would break test cases. But stats-*? I don't see a reason.

The reason would be "If someone is insane enough to use blockdev-add and
then wants to make use of those options".

I guess your reason for removing it would be "Don't encourage such
people further". Fine with me, then.


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