[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
[Xen-devel] Re: [PATCH 0/4] (Refactored) VHD Support Addition
Steve Ofsthun wrote:
Daniel P. Berrange wrote:On Thu, Jun 21, 2007 at 01:27:32PM -0400, Ben Guthro wrote:### vdisk_tool ### The vdisk_tool provides a means of creating, and converting vhd files. Like libvdisk, it is designed with future support of additional formats in mind, but currently only supports vhd.Why not just add vhd support to qemu's existing qemu-img tool, then it will support all image formats, right from the start, rather than inventing yet another tool :-(Well, when we started this, it wasn't clear we were going to be able to publicly release any code in support of the VHD format. Microsoft later relaxed the restrictions, and by that time the separate tool already existed. We can investigate integrating the work into qemu-img.
QEMU already supports VHD (it calls it VPC) and supported it long before Microsoft released any specs. QEMU supported VMDK before VMware release the specs for that too.
Is there a particular feature of VHD/VPC that your code adds that QEMU didn't already support?
Regards, Anthony Liguori
Any changes to QEMU should be sent to the QEMU upstream mailing lists forreview/inclusion too, otherwise the Xen fork gets even worse than it already isAgreed. Steve
_______________________________________________ Xen-devel mailing list Xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx http://lists.xensource.com/xen-devel
Lists.xenproject.org is hosted with RackSpace, monitoring our