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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Allow users to specify the vmdk virtual hardwar

From: Janne Karhunen
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Allow users to specify the vmdk virtual hardware version.
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2016 20:02:30 -0700

On Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 7:22 PM, Fam Zheng <address@hidden> wrote:

>> Replace hardcoded vmdk description file hardware version flag with
>> a user definable version.
> Hi Janne,
> Since this is a new feature, please explain why this change is desired (i.e.
> the necessity.)

See here what it controls for vmware:


Seems that the vmware cluster I'm using is configured to eat vmdks
with only certain virtual hardware versions specified as being
supported, so this patch allows me to define that version. Besides
that, I've read that to mean that it's a hint from me (as the vmdk
author) to the cluster that this is the vmware virtual hardware
version I have tested this vmdk to run with. It's actually relatively
useful metadata as such.

In other words, without the patch not a single qemu-img generated vmdk
is 'good' for the system I'm using.


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