Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1303231
qemu-img fails with glusterfs file smaller than 512 bytes
Last modified: 2016-12-12 15:44:37 EST
Description of problem:
qemu-img info gluster://192.168.124.79/volume1/<file> fails when <file> is less than 512 bytes size
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[root@localhost mnt]# rpm -q qemu-img
[root@localhost mnt]# rpm -q glusterfs-libs
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have a gluster server running on local node with one brick and zero replicas.
Mount it to /mnt
2. Create file below 512 bytes and run qemu-image against it; observe failure; create at or above and observe success:
[root@localhost mnt]# pwd
[root@localhost mnt]# truncate -s 511 demofile; qemu-img info gluster://192.168.124.79/volume1/demofile
qemu-img: Could not open 'gluster://192.168.124.79/volume1/demofile': Could not read image for determining its format: Input/output error
[root@localhost mnt]# truncate -s 512 demofile; qemu-img info gluster://192.168.124.79/volume1/demofile
file format: raw
virtual size: 512 (512 bytes)
disk size: 0
Does not work below 512 bytes.
Same results for files below 512 bytes as at 512 bytes or higher.
qemu has always had problems with small files like that. In fact
libguestfs has to take special steps when you want to attach a
zero-sized drive, see:
It's worth noting that a file < 512 bytes in size probably cannot be
a valid filesystem (at least, for common file formats). It's too small
to be a valid qcow2 file, and although it's valid for the raw format,
no real disk image could be less than 1 ordinary sector (512 bytes)
in size. Maybe non-native formats like VMDK are different.
> a valid filesystem (at least, for common file formats).
I mean disk image, not filesystem.
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Not sure if this is still relevant for f24, but given the low impact of this, I don't think it's worth keeping it limping along in the fedora tracker. If anyone is still affected by this, please file an upstream bug, maybe one of the upstream devs will jump on it