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Re: [Qemu-block] [PATCH] doc: Preallocation does not require writing zer
Re: [Qemu-block] [PATCH] doc: Preallocation does not require writing zeroes
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 08:34:56 -0500
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On 7/11/19 8:29 AM, Max Reitz wrote:
> When preallocating an encrypted qcow2 image, it just lets the protocol
> driver write data and then does not mark the clusters as zero.
> Therefore, reading this image will yield effectively random data.
> As such, we have not fulfilled the promise of always writing zeroes when
> preallocating an image in a while. It seems that nobody has really
> cared, so change the documentation to conform to qemu's actual behavior.
> Signed-off-by: Max Reitz <address@hidden>
Reviewed-by: Eric Blake <address@hidden>
Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer
Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3226
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