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[Qemu-devel] Re: [RFC] Allow 'qemu-img convert' to preserve the backing
[Qemu-devel] Re: [RFC] Allow 'qemu-img convert' to preserve the backing file
Fri, 30 May 2008 08:43:18 +0000 (UTC)
Ian Jackson <Ian.Jackson <at> eu.citrix.com> writes:
> If there were a generic way to ask a block driver for a cow format
> what the backing image filename was, then the block driver core could
> do the opening itself. That would make everything a bit simpler as it
> would move code out of the invididual drivers.
I am done. I implemented this feature in a generic way as you suggested. I am
going to send the patch in a separate email. I am confident in its robustness,
so far I have successfully converted more than 20 copy-on-write qcow1 images to
the qcow2 format. Different sizes, different "ages" (between 0 and 90% of the
sectors rewritten in the COW copies), different guest filesystems, etc. I have
verified no corruption occured by making sure a final conversion to the raw
format led to the expected MD5 checksum.