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Re: [Qemu-devel] Loadable block drivers?

From: Fam Zheng
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Loadable block drivers?
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2018 11:11:48 +0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.9.2 (2017-12-15)

On Tue, 04/03 12:59, Lindsay Mathieson wrote:
> Hi all, was looking at developing a block driver for qemu - have examined
> the drivers at:
>   https://github.com/qemu/qemu/tree/master/block
> And it seems straightforward enough.
> One thing that is unclear - all the drivers appear to be compiled directly
> into qemu. Is there no way to load them dynamically as .so modules?

'./configure --enable-modules' will enable building block drivers as .so
objects, and they are loaded dynamically. These are in-tree .so modules;
out-of-tree modules like in Linux kernel are intentionally forbidden.


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