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[Qemu-block] [PULL 15/16] qemu-img convert: Deprecate using -n and -o to

From: Kevin Wolf
Subject: [Qemu-block] [PULL 15/16] qemu-img convert: Deprecate using -n and -o together
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:34:38 +0200

bdrv_create options specified with -o have no effect when skipping image
creation with -n, so this doesn't make sense. Warn against the misuse
and deprecate the combination so we can make it a hard error later.

Signed-off-by: Kevin Wolf <address@hidden>
Reviewed-by: Max Reitz <address@hidden>
Reviewed-by: John Snow <address@hidden>
Reviewed-by: Eric Blake <address@hidden>
 qemu-img.c           | 5 +++++
 qemu-deprecated.texi | 7 +++++++
 2 files changed, 12 insertions(+)

diff --git a/qemu-img.c b/qemu-img.c
index 79983772de..d9321f6418 100644
--- a/qemu-img.c
+++ b/qemu-img.c
@@ -2231,6 +2231,11 @@ static int img_convert(int argc, char **argv)
         goto fail_getopt;
+    if (skip_create && options) {
+        warn_report("-o has no effect when skipping image creation");
+        warn_report("This will become an error in future QEMU versions.");
+    }
     s.src_num = argc - optind - 1;
     out_filename = s.src_num >= 1 ? argv[argc - 1] : NULL;
diff --git a/qemu-deprecated.texi b/qemu-deprecated.texi
index fff07bb2a3..f7680c08e1 100644
--- a/qemu-deprecated.texi
+++ b/qemu-deprecated.texi
@@ -305,6 +305,13 @@ to just export the entire image and then mount only 
/dev/nbd0p1 than
 it is to reinvoke @command{qemu-nbd -c /dev/nbd0} limited to just a
 subset of the image.
+@subsection qemu-img convert -n -o (since 4.2.0)
+All options specified in @option{-o} are image creation options, so
+they have no effect when used with @option{-n} to skip image creation.
+Silently ignored options can be confusing, so this combination of
+options will be made an error in future versions.
 @section Build system
 @subsection Python 2 support (since 4.1.0)

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