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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: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 10:15:28 +0200

On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 12:29 AM, Jamie Lokier <address@hidden> wrote:
> Javier Guerra Giraldez wrote:
>> On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 7:42 AM, Mohammed Gamal <address@hidden> wrote:
>> > On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 2:12 PM, Jamie Lokier <address@hidden> wrote:
>> >> To throw a spanner in, the most widely supported filesystem across
>> >> operating systems is probably NFS, version 2 :-)
>> >
>> > 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.
>> i don't think virtio-CIFS has any more support out of the box (on any
>> system) than virtio-9P.
> It doesn't, but at least network-CIFS tends to work ok and is the
> method of choice for Windows VMs - when you can setup Samba on the
> host (which as previously noted you cannot always do non-disruptively
> with current Sambas).
> -- Jamie

I think having support for both 9p and CIFS would be the best option.
In that case the user will have the option to use either one,
depending on how their guests support these filesystems. In that case
I'd prefer to work on CIFS support while the 9p effort can still go
on. I don't think both efforts are mutually exclusive.

What do the rest of you guys think?


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