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Re: [Qemu-block] [PATCH v10 0/4] Improve convert and dd commands

From: Max Reitz
Subject: Re: [Qemu-block] [PATCH v10 0/4] Improve convert and dd commands
Date: Mon, 15 May 2017 19:50:09 +0200
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On 2017-05-15 18:47, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> Update to
>   v1: https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2017-01/msg05699.html
>   v2: https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2017-02/msg00728.html
>   v3: https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2017-02/msg04391.html
>   v4: https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2017-04/msg02153.html
>   v5: https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2017-04/msg04109.html
>   v6: https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2017-05/msg00215.html
>   v7: https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2017-05/msg00242.html
>   v8: https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2017-05/msg02028.html
>   v9: https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2017-05/msg03504.html
> This series is in response to Max pointing out that you cannot
> use 'convert' for an encrypted target image.
> The 'convert' and 'dd' commands need to first create the image
> and then open it. The bdrv_create() method takes a set of options
> for creating the image, which let us provide a key-secret for the
> encryption key. When the commands then open the new image, they
> don't provide any options, so the image is unable to be opened
> due to lack of encryption key. It is also not possible to use
> the --image-opts argument to provide structured options in the
> target image name - it must be a plain filename to satisfy the
> bdrv_create() API contract.
> This series addresses these problems to some extent
>  - Adds a new --target-image-opts flag which is used to say
>    that the target filename is using structured options.
>    It is *only* permitted to use this when -n is also set.
>    ie the target image must be pre-created so convert/dd
>    don't need to run bdrv_create().
>  - When --target-image-opts is not used, add special case
>    code that identifies options passed to bdrv_create()
>    named "*key-secret" and adds them to the options used
>    to open the new image
> In future it is desirable to make --target-image-opts work even when -n is
> *not* given. This requires considerable work to create a new bdrv_create()
> API impl.
> The first patch fixes a bug in the 'dd' command while the second adds support
> for the missing '--object' arg to 'dd', allowing it to reference secrets when
> opening files.  The last two patches implement the new features described 
> above
> for the 'convert' command.


Reviewed-by: Max Reitz <address@hidden>

...and applied to my block branch:



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