On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 03:03:18PM -0400, Max Reitz wrote:
Some image formats (e.g. qcow2) require the underlying file to grow on
write accesses, but this is in fact not supported by all protocols (e.g.
nbd does not). If such a format requiring file growth is used
non-read-only over a protocol which does not support this, a warning
should be issued.
This warning is issued for example whenever one tries to export a qcow2
image over nbd-server and use the export from qemu.
The warning implies that the user should switch to read-only or a
different protocol, but this configuration is perfectly normal. For
example, oVirt uses qcow2 on LVM volumes.
Introducing a warning for a normal QEMU invocation is a bit weird.
What is the point of this series? Were users confused that they hit