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

From: Max Reitz
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v6 16/25] block: Add 'base-directory' BDS option
Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 17:07:50 +0100
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On 2017-11-02 15:40, Alberto Garcia wrote:
> 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.

Hmmm.  I seem to recall Eric liked it a couple of years ago when he was
still more on the libvirt side of things. :-)


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