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-rw-r--r--qemu-img.c24
-rw-r--r--qemu-img.texi4
2 files changed, 23 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/qemu-img.c b/qemu-img.c
index 66ec91cc1..ab380c8a4 100644
--- a/qemu-img.c
+++ b/qemu-img.c
@@ -25,6 +25,7 @@
#include "osdep.h"
#include "block_int.h"
#include <assert.h>
+#include <stdio.h>
#ifdef _WIN32
#include <windows.h>
@@ -57,7 +58,7 @@ static void help(void)
"QEMU disk image utility\n"
"\n"
"Command syntax:\n"
- " create [-e] [-6] [-b base_image] [-f fmt] filename [size]\n"
+ " create [-e] [-6] [-F fmt] [-b base_image] [-f fmt] filename [size]\n"
" commit [-f fmt] filename\n"
" convert [-c] [-e] [-6] [-f fmt] [-O output_fmt] [-B output_base_image] filename [filename2 [...]] output_filename\n"
" info [-f fmt] filename\n"
@@ -217,6 +218,7 @@ static int img_create(int argc, char **argv)
{
int c, ret, flags;
const char *fmt = "raw";
+ const char *base_fmt = NULL;
const char *filename;
const char *base_filename = NULL;
uint64_t size;
@@ -226,13 +228,16 @@ static int img_create(int argc, char **argv)
flags = 0;
for(;;) {
- c = getopt(argc, argv, "b:f:he6");
+ c = getopt(argc, argv, "F:b:f:he6");
if (c == -1)
break;
switch(c) {
case 'h':
help();
break;
+ case 'F':
+ base_fmt = optarg;
+ break;
case 'b':
base_filename = optarg;
break;
@@ -253,7 +258,15 @@ static int img_create(int argc, char **argv)
size = 0;
if (base_filename) {
BlockDriverState *bs;
- bs = bdrv_new_open(base_filename, NULL);
+ BlockDriver *base_drv = NULL;
+
+ if (base_fmt) {
+ base_drv = bdrv_find_format(base_fmt);
+ if (base_drv == NULL)
+ error("Unknown basefile format '%s'", base_fmt);
+ }
+
+ bs = bdrv_new_open(base_filename, base_fmt);
bdrv_get_geometry(bs, &size);
size *= 512;
bdrv_delete(bs);
@@ -284,9 +297,12 @@ static int img_create(int argc, char **argv)
if (base_filename) {
printf(", backing_file=%s",
base_filename);
+ if (base_fmt)
+ printf(", backing_fmt=%s",
+ base_fmt);
}
printf(", size=%" PRIu64 " kB\n", size / 1024);
- ret = bdrv_create(drv, filename, size / 512, base_filename, flags);
+ ret = bdrv_create2(drv, filename, size / 512, base_filename, base_fmt, flags);
if (ret < 0) {
if (ret == -ENOTSUP) {
error("Formatting or formatting option not supported for file format '%s'", fmt);
diff --git a/qemu-img.texi b/qemu-img.texi
index a40f84168..deef2ab62 100644
--- a/qemu-img.texi
+++ b/qemu-img.texi
@@ -8,7 +8,7 @@ usage: qemu-img command [command options]
The following commands are supported:
@table @option
-@item create [-e] [-6] [-b @var{base_image}] [-f @var{fmt}] @var{filename} [@var{size}]
+@item create [-e] [-6] [-F @var{base_fmt}] [-b @var{base_image}] [-f @var{fmt}] @var{filename} [@var{size}]
@item commit [-f @var{fmt}] @var{filename}
@item convert [-c] [-e] [-6] [-f @var{fmt}] [-O @var{output_fmt}] [-B @var{output_base_image}] @var{filename} [@var{filename2} [...]] @var{output_filename}
@item info [-f @var{fmt}] @var{filename}
@@ -27,6 +27,8 @@ forces the output image to be created as a copy on write
image of the specified base image; @code{output_base_image} should have the same
content as the input's base image, however the path, image format, etc may
differ
+@item base_fmt
+is the disk image format of @var{base_image}. for more information look at @var{fmt}
@item fmt
is the disk image format. It is guessed automatically in most cases. The following formats are supported: