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Re: [Qemu-devel] Idea: fuse-kvm filesystem

From: Jan Kiszka
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Idea: fuse-kvm filesystem
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 11:09:03 -0300
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On 2012-05-10 09:29, Avi Kivity wrote:
> Currently when you mount a filesystem, you face two issues:
> - you have to be root
> - if the media is untrusted, it can exploit your kernel
> With kvm and fuse, we can have a virtualized kernel mount the
> filesystem, and re-export to the host, which mounts it using a fuse
> interface.  This solves both problems, at the expense of speed and
> simplicity.  In theory this can be used for mounting untrusted USB
> sticks (perhaps only for the less well tested filesystems).

I preferred mountlo [1] for this task, specifically due to the quick
mount time and reasonable performance. Unfortunately, this setup,
specifically uml, required some love back then when I last tried.


[1] http://sourceforge.net/projects/fuse/files/mountlo

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