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Re: [Qemu-devel] [GSoC 2010] Pass-through filesystem support.

From: Mohammed Gamal
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [GSoC 2010] Pass-through filesystem support.
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2010 14:42:30 +0200

On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 2:12 PM, Jamie Lokier <address@hidden> wrote:
> Mohammed Gamal wrote:
>> Hi Javier,
>> Thanks for the link. However, I'm still concerned with
>> interoperability with other operating systems, including non-Windows
>> ones. I am not sure of how many operating systems actually support 9p,
>> but I'm almost certain that CIFS would be more widely-supported.
>> I am still a newbie as far as all this is concerned, so if anyone has
>> any arguments as to whether which approach should be taken, I'd be
>> enlightened to hear them.
> To throw a spanner in, the most widely supported filesystem across
> operating systems is probably NFS, version 2 :-)
> -- Jamie

Remember that Windows usage on a VM is not some rare use case, and
it'd be a little bit of a pain from a user's perspective to have to
install a third party NFS client for every VM they use. Having
something supported on the VM out of the box is a better option IMO.


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