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Re: [Xen-users] hostfs for xen? (was: Is using w! safe to share data between domains?)

  • To: Mark Williamson <mark.williamson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: aq <aquynh@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 15:37:22 +0900
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On 5/20/05, Mark Williamson <mark.williamson@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Would such a thing be interesting for xen? Or would that be too evil? I
> > really missed hostfs when i switched from UML to xen.
> As I mentioned in my other e-mail, it would be possible to implement a fairly
> close approximation to hostfs under Xen.
> I'm actually working on a Xen shared filesystem (although I'm currently
> distracted with other work).  This is intended as a replacement for NFS but
> implemented in a way which is highly optimised for a intra-machine sharing
> under Xen.  This will make a substantially more complex implementation but
> should give way better performance and resource usage.
> A prototype implementation will be announced on the list when it's ready :-)

cant wait to try XenFS, Mark ;-)


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