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Re: [Qemu-devel] Can't convert to vmdk with the streamOptimized subforma

From: Stefan Hajnoczi
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Can't convert to vmdk with the streamOptimized subformat
Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 10:10:36 +0100

On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 12:59 AM, Sebastien Douche <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm trying to convert a qcow2 image file to the vmdk (on Ubuntu Server 12.04):
> address@hidden:/srv/kvm/lib# qemu-img convert -f qcow2 -O vmdk -o Stream
> spv-2912.qcow2 spv-2912-3.vmdk -o subformat=streamOptimized
> VMDK: can't write to allocated cluster for streamOptimized
> qemu-img: error while writing sector 65: Input/output error
> This bug was reported several months ago[1], do you know if the fix is
> in the next release (aka 1.1)?
> [1] http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2011-09/msg03447.html

Hi Sebastien,
Unfortunately there has not been a fix.  The cause of the bug is known
and described in the email thread you linked.  If someone has time to
write a fix and test it, it could be merged.  It won't be possible for
QEMU 1.1 since the release is imminent.


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