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Re: [Qemu-block] [PATCH v4 07/11] block: Accept node-name for change-bac

From: Max Reitz
Subject: Re: [Qemu-block] [PATCH v4 07/11] block: Accept node-name for change-backing-file
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:15:01 +0200
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On 14.07.2016 22:44, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 07/14/2016 07:28 AM, Kevin Wolf wrote:
>> In order to remove the necessity to use BlockBackend names in the
>> external API, we want to allow node-names everywhere. This converts
>> change-backing-file to accept a node-name without lifting the
>> restriction that we're operating at a root node.
>> In case of an invalid device name, the command returns the GenericError
>> error class now instead of DeviceNotFound, because this is what
>> qmp_get_root_bs() returns.
>> Signed-off-by: Kevin Wolf <address@hidden>
>> ---
>>  blockdev.c           | 15 +++------------
>>  qapi/block-core.json |  3 ++-
>>  qmp-commands.hx      |  3 ++-
>>  3 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 14 deletions(-)
> Reviewed-by: Eric Blake <address@hidden>
> Sometimes I wonder why this command is limited to only the root node -
> it seems like tweaking the backing file text of an intermediate node in
> a chain would be useful to someone.  But that's not the problem for this
> series.

Is it? The main argument of change-backing-file is not @device but
@image-node-name. @device is just used for a sanity check.


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