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Re: [Xen-users] qcow2 and Xen

  • To: 'pierre-philipp braun' <pbraun@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Stefan Malte Schumacher <stefan.schumacher.netfed@xxxxxxxxx>, George Dunlap <dunlapg@xxxxxxxxx>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: pierre-philipp braun <pbraun@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: 17 July 2019 11:43
> To: Stefan Malte Schumacher <stefan.schumacher.netfed@xxxxxxxxx>; George 
> Dunlap <dunlapg@xxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Paul Durrant <Paul.Durrant@xxxxxxxxxx>; xen-users 
> <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [Xen-users] qcow2 and Xen
> On 7/16/19 2:33 PM, Stefan Malte Schumacher wrote:
> > Thank you very much - I couldnt have hoped for a more competent reply.
> > One final question: Is this still the correct way of mounting qcow2-images?
> > https://wiki.xen.org/wiki/Blktap2 This is from 2010 and I guess that
> > things might have changed in the last decade.
> Yes the Wiki is outdated and the doc is rather maintained within the
> upstream source now.  The legacy syntax as shown in your link is still
> supported so you might keep doing it this way.  I am not sure how to
> point to a qcow2 file with the new syntax.
> https://xenbits.xen.org/docs/unstable/man/xl-disk-configuration.5.html

FWIW the form I use is:

'format=qcow2,vdev=<vdev>,access=rw,target=<path to qcow2 file>'


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