This bug has been copied from Engineeringbug #653536 and has been proposed
to be backported to 6.0 z-stream (EUS).
# time strace -o 113_4.log qemu-img convert -f qcow2 /mnt/rhel39-32.qcow2 -O qcow2 /mnt/113_4.qcow2
# grep fdatasync 113_4.log |wc -l
# time strace -o 113_5.log qemu-img convert -f qcow2 /mnt/rhel39-32.qcow2 -O qcow2 /mnt/113_5.qcow2
# grep fdatasync 113_5.log |wc -l
# /usr/libexec/qemu-kvm --help |grep cache
Based on the above, this bug is fixed.
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Previously, the conversion of a disk image by using the "qemu-img convert" command may have been significantly slow. With this update, various patches have been applied to improve the performance of the above command.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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