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[Qemu-devel] Re: new block layer

From: Ronald
Subject: [Qemu-devel] Re: new block layer
Date: Wed, 04 Aug 2004 01:03:06 +0200
User-agent: Pan/0.14.2 (This is not a psychotic episode. It's a cleansing moment of clarity.)

Le Tue, 03 Aug 2004 23:41:46 +0200, Fabrice Bellard a écrit :

> Hi,
> I commited the new disk image layer of QEMU which adds the following
> features:
> - new disk image formats are easier to support
> - new 'qcow' image format which supports:
>      * empty sector compression even if the filesystem does not support
> holes (useful for Windows users)
>      * zlib based compression to directly use compressed disk images
> (note: the written sectors are not compressed again, you must use qemu-img
> to compress a disk image).
>      * AES based encryption
> - native VMware 3 and 4 read-only disk image support (untested - I need
> such images to test it).
> - new 'all-in-one' tool 'qemu-img' to create, convert, compress and
> encrypt disk images with all the supported formats.
> Note: the qcow disk image format may change without notice until the next
> release.
> Fabrice.

qemu.exe doesn't work for me, even if the build goes fine. I have tried it
under xp. Passing -d to log does produce only an empty file.
Good news: qemu-img works, I have created a raw and a qcow image.

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