Does anyone use the FreeBSD VM qcow2 images

Craig Rodrigues rodrigc at
Wed Sep 10 19:49:54 UTC 2014

On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 10:18 AM, Roman Bogorodskiy <novel at>

>   Glen Barber wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm talking about the images available here:
> >
> >
> >
> > Since mkimg(1) in head/ and stable/10 supports VMDK and VHD formats,
> > I would prefer to remove the need to use qemu-img to generate the VM
> > images.
> >
> > This would mean that the qcow2 format would no longer be produced.
> The qcow2 image format is very popular among Linux KVM/qemu-kvm users,
> maybe the most popular even.

> So I think it'd be useful to keep producing these images.

That may be true, but I don't think that we as the FreeBSD project need to
produce qcow2 images.
We also provide raw disk, VMDK , and VDI images.  The raw disk and VMDK
images can
easily be converted to qcow2 via the qemu-img program.

For example:


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