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Re: [Qemu-devel] vmware puts up specs for it's disk format

From: maestro
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] vmware puts up specs for it's disk format
Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2006 15:58:02 +0200

Am Dienstag, den 04.04.2006, 09:36 -0400 schrieb Jim C. Brown:
> On Tue, Apr 04, 2006 at 10:09:06AM +0200, maestro wrote:
> > > This is already supported, as is creating them and using them directly.
> > > (I was amazed when I first found out as well.)
> > > 
> > afaik they are only supported when the images consist of only 1 file. at
> > least i was not able to run split images (e.g. every 2gb)
> > 
> > as always i might be wrong on this 
> Your right about this - but I talked to one of the vmdk developers, and he
> said that the lack of support was due to the lack of demand. (It is real
> easy to use dd to convert split images into single images, so support for this
> is not really needed.)
> Basically, if u want split images to be supported in qemu, speak up now. ;)

well "want them to be supported" might be a little too much - i just
think if some of the devs are bored this might be a way to save some
people from hours/minutes hanging around the irc-channel and/or mailing

just my 0.02eur

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