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Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: [PATCH] Add cache=volatile parameter to -drive

From: Aurelien Jarno
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: [PATCH] Add cache=volatile parameter to -drive
Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 16:13:09 +0200
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Kevin Wolf a écrit :
> Am 26.05.2010 15:42, schrieb Anthony Liguori:
>> On 05/26/2010 03:43 AM, Kevin Wolf wrote:
>>> Am 26.05.2010 03:31, schrieb Anthony Liguori:
>>>> On 05/25/2010 04:01 PM, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
>>>>> I really think this patch can be useful, in my own case when testing
>>>>> debian-installer (I already cache=writeback). In short all that is about
>>>>> developing and testing, as opposed to run a VM in production, can
>>>>> benefit about that. This was one of the original use case of QEMU before
>>>>> KVM arrived.
>>>>> Unless someone can convince me not to do it, I seriously considering
>>>>> applying this patch.
>>>> There really needs to be an indication in the --help output of what the
>>>> ramifications of this option are, in the very least.  It should also be
>>>> removable via a ./configure option because no sane distribution should
>>>> enable this for end users.
>>> We know better what you stupid user want?
>> What percentage of qemu users do you think have actually read qemu-doc.texi?
> As I said, put the warning in the option name like cache=unsafe or
> something even more scary and I'm all for it.

I am also fine for an option likes this, sounds the way to go.

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