lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2011]   [Apr]   [21]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
    /
    Date
    From
    SubjectRe: [Xen-devel] Re: [PATCH v3] xen block backend.
    On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 09:03:23AM +0100, Ian Campbell wrote:
    > BTW about the only nice property blktap has as it currently stands over
    > this plan is that it exports an actual block device from vhd, qcow etc
    > files (in some sense blktap is a loopback driver for complex disk image
    > file formats). It turns out to occasionally be quite useful to be able
    > to mount such files, even on non-virtualisation systems (in its current
    > incarnation blktap has no dependency on Xen).

    You can already do that using qemu-nbd today. In most cases the image
    format support in qemu is much better than in the various Xen trees
    anyway, with vhd beeing the only one that looks potentially better in
    Xen.



    \
     
     \ /
      Last update: 2011-04-21 10:09    [W:0.020 / U:29.208 seconds]
    ©2003-2016 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site