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

From: Fam Zheng
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Allow users to specify the vmdk virtual hardware version.
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2016 11:26:12 +0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.6.0 (2016-04-01)

On Wed, 04/20 20:02, Janne Karhunen wrote:
> 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:
> https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?languag
> e=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1003746
> 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.

Thanks for the explanation, please add this information into the commit message
in next submission and also fix the option code so I can ack your patch.


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