virt-install ignores sparse=false sometimes

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  • virt-install --disk sparse=false,path=/var/lib/libvirt/images/disk.img,size=5 creates a sparse file although it shouldn't
  • virt-install ignores the sparse option if disk is allocated from /var/lib/libvirt/images/ directory


  • RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6

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