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Re: [Qemu-devel] [qemu-img] support for XVA

From: Max Reitz
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [qemu-img] support for XVA
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:59:15 +0100
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On 2017-11-15 18:44, Gandalf Corvotempesta wrote:
> XVA is a tar archive.
> I don't think would be possible to directly use the image stored inside
> without extracting and merging each chunks
> Any random reads would be impossible to do, only a huge sequential dump to
> build the raw image

Well, you can't just add support to qemu-img alone either.  Every image
format supported by qemu-img is one supported by qemu as a whole and
thus needs a proper block driver that needs to support random accesses
as well.


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