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Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: [PATCH 2/2] Add flush=off parameter to -drive

From: Markus Armbruster
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: [PATCH 2/2] Add flush=off parameter to -drive
Date: Fri, 14 May 2010 11:16:47 +0200
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Christoph Hellwig <address@hidden> writes:

> Markus was looking into separating the block device state in host/
> guest portions lately, and splitting cache= would help with this.
> Driver cache enabled or not (fsync means enabled, O_DSYNC disabled,
> and none probably disabled given that we don't care), while O_DIRECT
> vs normal cached I/O is host state.

Let me provide a bit more context.  -drive is a happy mix of guest and
host parameters.  Some parameters are clearly host, some clearly guest,
and some are... complicated.  For instance, I'd argue that "readonly"
applies to both host and guest.

I'm working on turning all guest parameters proper qdev properties, and
collect the host parameters in a new -blockdev.  -drive stays for
compatibility and convenience (I'd like to deprecate if=none, though).

If you change -drive, please keep the coming separation in mind, and
avoid parameters that mix up guest and host.

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