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authorAdrian Bridgett <>2009-10-01 11:56:10 +0100
committerAnthony Liguori <>2009-10-06 14:36:09 -0500
commita6af8e5f96d4815c13e58af106bb9b8535f799a4 (patch)
parentReorganize option rom (+linux kernel) loading. (diff)
add host_device format description to qemu-img manpage
Converting files using "qemu-img convert" onto logical volumes (or any block device) you need to use the currently undocumented "host_device" format. This patch adds the required documentation to the manpage. Reported-by: Adrian Bridgett <> Signed-off-by: Adrian Bridgett <> Signed-off-by: Anthony Liguori <>
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/qemu-img.texi b/qemu-img.texi
index 69e24b598..ae8ca922e 100644
--- a/qemu-img.texi
+++ b/qemu-img.texi
@@ -37,6 +37,12 @@ Linux or NTFS on Windows), then only the written sectors will reserve
space. Use @code{qemu-img info} to know the real size used by the
image or @code{ls -ls} on Unix/Linux.
+@item host_device
+Host device format. This format should be used instead of raw when
+converting to block devices or other devices where "holes" are not
@item qcow2
QEMU image format, the most versatile format. Use it to have smaller
images (useful if your filesystem does not supports holes, for example