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Re: [Qemu-devel] Qemu snapshot mode: /tmp/vl.xxx file missing?

From: Atoosah
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Qemu snapshot mode: /tmp/vl.xxx file missing?
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 12:57:52 -0700

Thank you! Found the deleted file via "lsof" command.


On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 12:47 AM, Mulyadi Santosa <address@hidden> wrote:
On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 11:53 PM, Atoosah<address@hidden> wrote:
> When using the -snapshot mode of Qemu, shouldn't the vl.xxx file that is
> created be visible in the host /tmp directory?

IIRC, the trick is to create (open) the file and write to it...but
Qemu also unlink it as soon as it is created.

This way, the file become invisible but still accessible until Qemu close it

You might want to read "man 2 unlink" for further explanation.


Mulyadi Santosa
Freelance Linux trainer
blog: the-hydra.blogspot.com

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