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Re: [Qemu-block] [PATCH v15 08/25] block: introduce auto-loading bitmaps

From: Kevin Wolf
Subject: Re: [Qemu-block] [PATCH v15 08/25] block: introduce auto-loading bitmaps
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:25:06 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Am 15.02.2017 um 11:10 hat Vladimir Sementsov-Ogievskiy geschrieben:
> Auto loading bitmaps are bitmaps stored in the disk image, which should
> be loaded when the image is opened and become BdrvDirtyBitmaps for the
> corresponding drive.
> Signed-off-by: Vladimir Sementsov-Ogievskiy <address@hidden>
> Reviewed-by: John Snow <address@hidden>
> Reviewed-by: Max Reitz <address@hidden>

Why do we need a new BlockDriver callback and special code for it in
bdrv_open_common()? The callback is only ever called immediately after
.bdrv_open/.bdrv_file_open, so can't the drivers just do this internally
in their .bdrv_open implementation? Even more so because qcow2 is the
only driver that supports this callback.


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