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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2 02/22] nbd: Document timeline of various feat
Richard W.M. Jones
Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2 02/22] nbd: Document timeline of various features
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 14:02:37 +0000
On Sat, Dec 15, 2018 at 07:53:04AM -0600, Eric Blake wrote:
> It can be useful to figure out which NBD protocol features are
> exposed by a server, as well as what features a client will
> take advantage of if available, for a given qemu release. It's
> not always precise to base features on version numbers (thanks
> to downstream backports), but any documentation is better than
> making users search through git logs themselves.
> This patch originally stemmed from a request to document that
> pristine 3.0 has a known bug where NBD_OPT_LIST_META_CONTEXT
> with 0 queries forgot to advertise an available
> "qemu:dirty-bitmap" context, but documenting bugs like this (or
> the fact that 3.0 also botched NBD_CMD_CACHE) gets to be too
> much details, especially since buggy releases will be less
> likely connection targets over time. Instead, I chose to just
> remind users to check stable release branches.
> Suggested-by: Vladimir Sementsov-Ogievskiy <address@hidden>
> Signed-off-by: Eric Blake <address@hidden>
> v2: new patch
> docs/interop/nbd.txt | 19 ++++++++++++++++++-
> 1 file changed, 18 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/docs/interop/nbd.txt b/docs/interop/nbd.txt
> index 77b5f459111..2b25f871e7c 100644
> --- a/docs/interop/nbd.txt
> +++ b/docs/interop/nbd.txt
> @@ -15,7 +15,6 @@ 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,
> @@ -36,3 +35,21 @@ in addition to
> * "qemu:dirty-bitmap:" - returns list of all available dirty-bitmap
> metadata contexts.
> += Features by version =
> +The following list documents which qemu version first implemented
> +various features (both as a server exposing the feature, and as a
> +client taking advantage of the feature when present), to make it
> +easier to plan for cross-version interoperability. Note that in
> +several cases, the initial release containing a feature may require
> +additional patches from the corresponding stable branch to fix bugs in
> +the operation of that feature.
> +* 2.6: NBD_OPT_STARTTLS with TLS X.509 Certificates
> +* 2.8: NBD_CMD_WRITE_ZEROES
> +* 2.10: NBD_OPT_GO, NBD_INFO_BLOCK
> +* 2.11: NBD_OPT_STRUCTURED_READ
> +* 2.12: NBD_CMD_BLOCK_STATUS for "base:allocation"
> +* 3.0: NBD_OPT_STARTTLS with TLS Pre-Shared Keys (PSK),
> +NBD_CMD_BLOCK_STATUS for "qemu:dirty-bitmap:", NBD_CMD_CACHE
Sensible documentation change.
Reviewed-by: Richard W.M. Jones <address@hidden>
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- [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2 01/22] qemu-nbd: Use program name in error messages, Eric Blake, 2018/12/15
- [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2 02/22] nbd: Document timeline of various features, Eric Blake, 2018/12/15
- [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2 03/22] maint: Allow for EXAMPLES in texi2pod, Eric Blake, 2018/12/15
- [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2 05/22] nbd/client: More consistent error messages, Eric Blake, 2018/12/15
- [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2 06/22] qemu-nbd: Fail earlier for -c/-d on non-linux, Eric Blake, 2018/12/15
- [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2 04/22] qemu-nbd: Enhance man page, Eric Blake, 2018/12/15