On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 6:00 PM Eric Blake <ebl...@redhat.com> wrote:

> On 04/10/2018 09:40 AM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> >> When the destination is a block device we cannot avoid zeroing since a
> block
> >> device may contain junk data (we usually get dirty empty images from our
> >> local
> >> xtremio server).
> >
> > (Off topic for qemu-block but ...)  We don't have enough information
> > at our end to know about any of this.
> Yep, see my other email about a possible NBD protocol extension to
> actually let the client learn up-front if the exported device is known
> to start in an all-zero state.

In the future we can report all-zero state in OPTIONS, but since this
info is already known on engine side when creating a disk, I think reporting
it in engine is better.

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