Patchwork [PATCHv4,15/17] qemu-img: add support for fully allocated images

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Submitter Peter Lieven
Date Oct. 8, 2013, 11:58 a.m.
Message ID <1381233491-17019-16-git-send-email-pl@kamp.de>
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Permalink /patch/281439/
State New
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Peter Lieven - Oct. 8, 2013, 11:58 a.m.
Signed-off-by: Peter Lieven <pl@kamp.de>
---
 qemu-img.c    |    8 +++++---
 qemu-img.texi |    5 +++++
 2 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/qemu-img.c b/qemu-img.c
index 926f0a0..c6eff15 100644
--- a/qemu-img.c
+++ b/qemu-img.c
@@ -100,8 +100,10 @@  static void help(void)
            "  '-h' with or without a command shows this help and lists the supported formats\n"
            "  '-p' show progress of command (only certain commands)\n"
            "  '-q' use Quiet mode - do not print any output (except errors)\n"
-           "  '-S' indicates the consecutive number of bytes that must contain only zeros\n"
-           "       for qemu-img to create a sparse image during conversion\n"
+           "  '-S' indicates the consecutive number of bytes (defaults to 4k) that must\n"
+           "       contain only zeros for qemu-img to create a sparse image during\n"
+           "       conversion. if the number of bytes is 0 sparse files are disabled and\n"
+           "       images will always be fully allocated\n"
            "  '--output' takes the format in which the output must be done (human or json)\n"
            "  '-n' skips the target volume creation (useful if the volume is created\n"
            "       prior to running qemu-img)\n"
@@ -1465,7 +1467,7 @@  static int img_convert(int argc, char **argv)
         /* signal EOF to align */
         bdrv_write_compressed(out_bs, 0, NULL, 0);
     } else {
-        int has_zero_init = bdrv_has_zero_init(out_bs);
+        int has_zero_init = min_sparse ? bdrv_has_zero_init(out_bs) : 0;
 
         sector_num = 0; // total number of sectors converted so far
         nb_sectors = total_sectors - sector_num;
diff --git a/qemu-img.texi b/qemu-img.texi
index 768054e..51a1ee5 100644
--- a/qemu-img.texi
+++ b/qemu-img.texi
@@ -193,6 +193,11 @@  Image conversion is also useful to get smaller image when using a
 growable format such as @code{qcow} or @code{cow}: the empty sectors
 are detected and suppressed from the destination image.
 
+@var{sparse_size} indicates the consecutive number of bytes (defaults to 4k)
+that must contain only zeros for qemu-img to create a sparse image during
+conversion. If the number of bytes is 0 sparse files are disabled and
+images will always be fully allocated.
+
 You can use the @var{backing_file} option to force the output image to be
 created as a copy on write image of the specified base image; the
 @var{backing_file} should have the same content as the input's base image,