|Summary:||virt-manager needs to create non-sparse files|
|Product:||Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5||Reporter:||Stephen Tweedie <sct>|
|Component:||virt-manager||Assignee:||Hugh Brock <hbrock>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Version:||5.0||CC:||berrange, ddomingo, xen-maint|
|Fixed In Version:||RC||Doc Type:||Enhancement|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2007-02-08 01:35:36 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
|Bug Depends On:||217764|
Comment 2 Daniel Berrangé 2006-12-08 23:12:44 UTC
I don't think its practical to make it the default behaviour, because we've not got the infrastructure neccessary to give the user feedback while creating the file - creating non-sparse files can take a very long time. So, either we need to create a general virt-manager preference to allow non-sparse files to be turned on, or perhaps more usefully, in the new VM wizard, add a checkbox option to request a non-sparse VM. The latter is similar to what VMWare provides when creating a guest.
Comment 3 RHEL Product and Program Management 2006-12-08 23:30:33 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux major release. Product Management has requested further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Major release. This request is not yet committed for inclusion.
Comment 6 Hugh Brock 2006-12-18 21:07:48 UTC
Fixed at virt-manager-0_2_6-5_el5. We create non-sparse files by default with a checkbox as described above. Also updated the progress dialog to display a verbose warning when creating a vm with a non-sparse file.
Comment 8 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-02-08 01:35:36 UTC
A package has been built which should help the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the solution does not work for you.