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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v6 16/25] block: Add 'base-directory' BDS option

From: Alberto Garcia
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v6 16/25] block: Add 'base-directory' BDS option
Date: Thu, 02 Nov 2017 15:40:20 +0100
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On Fri 29 Sep 2017 06:53:38 PM CEST, Max Reitz wrote:
> Using this option, one can directly override what bdrv_dirname() will
> return. This is useful if one uses e.g. qcow2 on top of quorum (with
> only protocol BDSs under the quorum BDS) and wants to be able to use
> relative backing filenames.
> Signed-off-by: Max Reitz <address@hidden>

Who would be using this option in practice? I understand that management
tools should be using always absolute filenames, and this API doesn't
seem so convenient for humans.


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