[vbox-dev] Patching in snapshots

Frank Mehnert frank.mehnert at oracle.com
Fri Oct 12 04:45:08 PDT 2012


On Friday 12 October 2012 13:29:15 prabhjeet kaur wrote:
> Thanks for reply It helps me a lot.
> I have few queries:
> 1. How patching is done in snapshots. It can be directly applied to the
> save file of snapshots or we have to run it to apply patches.
> 2. How these patches are created and applied.

you cannot just patch a .sav file because it contains compressed data,
I think only the guest memory state is compressed.

Why do you need to 'patch a snapshot' at all?

Kind regards,

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