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Re: [Qemu-block] [PATCH v4 00/32] Dynamic module loading for block drive

From: Max Reitz
Subject: Re: [Qemu-block] [PATCH v4 00/32] Dynamic module loading for block drivers
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:43:47 +0200
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On 22.07.2016 18:40, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> On 22/07/2016 18:27, Max Reitz wrote:
>> So I can't see a strong argument for not modularizing the format block
>> drivers, but in turn I don't have a strong argument for doing so either.
>> Therefore: Why not? :-)
> The usual argument is that there is an additional cost in
> maintainability.  This applies particularly in this case where you
> wouldn't have to care at all about dynamically loading a driver based on
> the outcome of a probe---only based on the driver name or a
> colon-separated prefix in the filename.

That's a good point, especially since it's likely only a few people will
use modularized format block drivers, so we may break it without noticing.


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