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Re: [libvirt] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v3] Add support for fd: protocol

On 07/26/2011 10:05 AM, Kevin Wolf wrote:
Am 26.07.2011 15:02, schrieb Christoph Hellwig:
>  I have to say I really hate it.  We've been working hard on getting rid
>  of special cases in the qemu block layer, and this sprinkles them all
>  over.  I'd recommend to fix your security model instead.
I think the problem here is more with the implementation that with the

I agree that you just can't do this. A patch adding support for a fd:
protocol should touch block/fd.c and nothing else. You can add some
supporting patches that extend the generic block layer to support e.g.
formats that can't reopen. However, if you touch the code of other block
drivers, you're doing it wrong.


I'll look into this approach, but on the surface it seems like this could prevent a lot of code reuse in block/raw-posix.c.


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