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Re: [Qemu-block] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v4 00/32] Dynamic module loading fo

From: Daniel P. Berrange
Subject: Re: [Qemu-block] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v4 00/32] Dynamic module loading for block drivers
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:06:04 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.6.1 (2016-04-27)

On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 04:42:38PM +0200, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> On 19/07/2016 15:47, Colin Lord wrote:
> > However, the protocol drivers do tend to see noticeable performance
> > benefits. Most of them get modularized in the first three patches of
> > this series. This includes the iscsi, glusterfs, ssh, curl, and rbd
> > drivers.
> Indeed, but... protocol drivers don't have probes, do they?  There is a
> distinction between "formats" and "protocols", and only formats need to
> be probed for.

IOW, if we only modularized the protocol drivers, then there's no
reason to split out the probe code to separate files, so we avoid
a whole lot of code churn, and keep all the format drivers largely
self contained as today which would be nice.

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