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[Qemu-devel] [PATCH for 2.7 0/2] backup compression

From: Denis V. Lunev
Subject: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH for 2.7 0/2] backup compression
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 11:41:51 +0300

The idea is simple - backup is "written-once" data. It is written block
by block and it is large enough. It would be nice to save storage
space and compress it.

These patches add the ability to compress data during backup. This
functionality is implemented by means of adding options to the qmp/hmp
commands(drive-backup, blockdev-backup). The implementation is quite
simple, because the responsibility for data compression imposed on the
format driver.

Signed-off-by: Pavel Butsykin <address@hidden>
Signed-off-by: Denis V. Lunev <address@hidden>
CC: Jeff Cody <address@hidden>
CC: Markus Armbruster <address@hidden>
CC: Eric Blake <address@hidden>
CC: John Snow <address@hidden>

Pavel Butsykin (2):
  drive-backup: added support for data compression
  blockdev-backup: added support for data compression

 block/backup.c            | 13 +++++++++++++
 blockdev.c                | 20 ++++++++++++++++++--
 hmp-commands.hx           |  8 +++++---
 hmp.c                     |  3 ++-
 include/block/block_int.h |  1 +
 qapi/block-core.json      |  3 ++-
 qmp-commands.hx           |  7 +++++--
 7 files changed, 46 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)


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