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Added by aliguori over 13 years ago

Fix handling of disk-only snapshots (Kevin Wolf)

When creating a snapshot with multiple qcow2 disks attached, the current
behaviour is that qemu creates a disk snapshot on all of them and
chooses one to write the VM state to.

Despite having the state only in one image, loadvm tries to restore the
VM state from the middle of nowhere if you run qemu a second time with
only one of the other images attached. In the lucky case it will fail
because there simply is no state, but it also can happen that it loads
the state of a different snapshot (the one this new one is based upon).

The fix is to write a zero VM state size to the images which don't
contain the state, and check this in loadvm.

I agree that you probably have to provoke such things intentionally to
get in a state like this with qemu itself. However, with my second patch
that adds snapshot support to qemu-img it could become a reasonable use
case to have snapshots with and without VM states on the same image.

Signed-off-by: Kevin Wolf <>
Signed-off-by: Anthony Liguori <>

git-svn-id: svn://svn.savannah.nongnu.org/qemu/trunk@5985 c046a42c-6fe2-441c-8c8c-71466251a162


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