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From: Max Reitz <address@hidden>
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2019 at 22:30
Subject: Re: unusual sector error in "qemu-img convert.."
To: Russell Davie <address@hidden
On 24.11.19 13:56, Russell Davie wrote:
> Hi Qemu mailing list
> This is my first time here, I hope this is the right place for this!
> qemu-img is reporting a sector error that is preventing the compression
> of an Windows7 image by qemu-img. This sector error cannot be found
> with either the "qemu-img check" or internal Windows 7 "chkdsk"
> commands. The host physical disk (SSD or spinning HD) has no reported
> sector errors using gparted.
The only thing that spontaneously comes to my mind is a bug in the
compression code that’s fixed in 4.1.1 and will be in 4.2.0 (commit
OTOH that bug was only in 4.1.0, not 4.0.0. (git-describe tells me it
was introduced in 4.0.0-578.)
So, hm, I’d first suggest trying again with 4.1.1, and hope that works.
If it doesn’t, well, we’ll have to see.