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Bug 236785 - RFE: expose disk image type?
RFE: expose disk image type?
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: virt-manager (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Cole Robinson
Martin Jenner
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: 370161 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2007-04-17 13:09 EDT by Jeremy Katz
Modified: 2009-03-23 18:09 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-03-23 18:09:43 EDT
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Description Jeremy Katz 2007-04-17 13:09:33 EDT
Does it make sense to expose somewhat the different types of disk images which
you can create to use with a guest?  While PV guests currently won't work with
anything other than just raw images, that needs fixing anyway...  and FV/qemu
can work nicely with things like qcow/qcow2/vmdk.  And that makes preallocate vs
not just sparse vs preallocated raw image.
Comment 1 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-07-24 22:08:38 EDT
change QA contact
Comment 2 Cole Robinson 2008-03-12 15:57:59 EDT
Dan has already explicity rejected anything exposing the underlying storage
driver in virt-manager. With the libvirt storage api integration on the horizon
though I don't know if this will change. Dan?
Comment 3 Daniel Berrange 2008-03-12 23:28:54 EDT
When the storage UI in virt-manager is re-written to support the libvirt storage
API, we will expose the full range of disk formats including qcow/vmdk, etc, so
we should keep this open till that's done.
Comment 4 Cole Robinson 2008-03-14 23:42:17 EDT
*** Bug 370161 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Jon Stanley 2008-04-23 16:30:48 EDT
Adding FutureFeature keyword to RFE's.
Comment 6 Cole Robinson 2009-03-09 21:43:53 EDT
Current upstream now allows provisioning more complex storage (file formats included) on demand via the libvirt storage file browser. Moving to POST.
Comment 7 Cole Robinson 2009-03-23 18:09:43 EDT
This is in rawhide as of virt-manager-0.7.0-1. Closing as RAWHIDE.

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