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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] disable lomount and miniterm by default

Daniel P. Berrange writes ("Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] disable lomount and 
miniterm by default"):
> On Wed, Jan 16, 2008 at 05:01:32PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > miniterm may well be useful but it is a clone-and-hack of an upstream
> > project and is currently built but not installed by default, partly
> > because it doesn't make sense to install on the dom0 which it might be
> > trying to debug.
> Any idea of what the changes are wrt to upstream ?  If they're useful
> we should try and get them upstream.

The original author wrote it as example code for a book, rather than
as a software project which might be generally distributed and
updated.  The internet seems full of a huge variety of clone-and-hack
copies of miniterm as a result.

> While on the subject of tools, I'm puzelled why Xen has created custom tools 
> qcow-create, qcow2raw and img2qcow,  when they are less functional than
> the existing 'qemu-img' tool that comes as part of the QEMU codebase

I'm afraid this is far from clear.  If no-one knows why then we should
arrange to build qemu-img and and replace the references, so we can
deprecate our own less-sane tools.


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