[libvirt] [Qemu-devel] live snapshot wiki updated

Jes Sorensen Jes.Sorensen at redhat.com
Wed Jul 20 08:26:49 UTC 2011

On 07/19/11 18:47, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 04:30:19PM +0200, Jes Sorensen wrote:
>> On 07/19/11 16:24, Eric Blake wrote:
>>> Besides, I feel that having a well-documented file format, so that
>>> independent applications can both parse the same file with the same
>>> semantics by obeying the file format specification, is a good design goal.
>> We all know that documentation is rarely uptodate, new features may not
>> get added and libvirt will never be able to keep up. The driver for a
>> file format belongs in QEMU and nowhere else.
> This would be possible if QEMU to provide a libblockformat.so library
> which allowed apps to extract metadata from file formats using a stable
> API.

There is no reason for libvirt or any external process to mess about
with the internals of image files. You have the same problem if the
image file is encrypted.


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