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[Qemu-devel] [PULL 7/7] docs/interop: add nbd.txt

From: Eric Blake
Subject: [Qemu-devel] [PULL 7/7] docs/interop: add nbd.txt
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 22:19:57 -0500

From: Vladimir Sementsov-Ogievskiy <address@hidden>

Describe new metadata namespace: "qemu".

Signed-off-by: Vladimir Sementsov-Ogievskiy <address@hidden>
Message-Id: <address@hidden>
Reviewed-by: Eric Blake <address@hidden>
[eblake: grammar tweaks]
Signed-off-by: Eric Blake <address@hidden>
 docs/interop/nbd.txt | 38 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 MAINTAINERS          |  1 +
 2 files changed, 39 insertions(+)
 create mode 100644 docs/interop/nbd.txt

diff --git a/docs/interop/nbd.txt b/docs/interop/nbd.txt
new file mode 100644
index 00000000000..77b5f459111
--- /dev/null
+++ b/docs/interop/nbd.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,38 @@
+Qemu supports the NBD protocol, and has an internal NBD client (see
+block/nbd.c), an internal NBD server (see blockdev-nbd.c), and an
+external NBD server tool (see qemu-nbd.c). The common code is placed
+in nbd/*.
+The NBD protocol is specified here:
+The following paragraphs describe some specific properties of NBD
+protocol realization in Qemu.
+= Metadata namespaces =
+Qemu supports the "base:allocation" metadata context as defined in the
+NBD protocol specification, and also defines an additional metadata
+namespace "qemu".
+== "qemu" namespace ==
+The "qemu" namespace currently contains only one type of context,
+related to exposing the contents of a dirty bitmap alongside the
+associated disk contents.  That context has the following form:
+    qemu:dirty-bitmap:<dirty-bitmap-export-name>
+Each dirty-bitmap metadata context defines only one flag for extents
+in reply for NBD_CMD_BLOCK_STATUS:
+    bit 0: NBD_STATE_DIRTY, means that the extent is "dirty"
+For NBD_OPT_LIST_META_CONTEXT the following queries are supported
+in addition to "qemu:dirty-bitmap:<dirty-bitmap-export-name>":
+* "qemu:" - returns list of all available metadata contexts in the
+            namespace.
+* "qemu:dirty-bitmap:" - returns list of all available dirty-bitmap
+                         metadata contexts.
index da91501c7a6..efb17e6ac0f 100644
@@ -1972,6 +1972,7 @@ F: nbd/
 F: include/block/nbd*
 F: qemu-nbd.*
 F: blockdev-nbd.c
+F: docs/interop/nbd.txt
 T: git git://repo.or.cz/qemu/ericb.git nbd


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