bhyve: Support for QCOW2 image format

anup shendkar anupshendkar at
Sat Aug 22 17:39:35 UTC 2015

On Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at 9:08 PM, Marcel Moolenaar <marcel at> wrote:
>> On Aug 19, 2015, at 11:59 PM, anup shendkar <anupshendkar at> wrote:
>>> BTW: Shall I move this code to github for easy collaboration?
>> Yes. As you said, that would make collaboration easier.
> Sources contain libdisk, bhyve and bhyveload.
> bhyve is up-to-date with -current and it’s functional for raw disks.
> You can therefore build and install this version of bhyve and have
> it use libvdsk already.
> When working on libvdsk, please make sure raw disks are not broken,
> as it’s our baseline.
> For example: if you use a QCOW disk (once you have enough support)
> and you get a kernel panic, boot the same kernel from a raw disk to
> see if it’s the kernel or the QCOW disk.
> Have fun!
Thanks Marcel. Thanks for your clear directions. With all this is in
place, I hope I will be ready with QCOW image support soon.

> --
> Marcel Moolenaar
> marcel at

anup shendkar

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