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Re: [Xen-users] flat file system as disk

  • To: Xen User-List <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: "Fajar A. Nugraha" <fajar@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2009 09:50:48 +0700
  • Delivery-date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 19:51:24 -0700
  • List-id: Xen user discussion <xen-users.lists.xensource.com>

On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 9:32 AM, Pallab
Chakrabarty<pchakrabarty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I want to use a flat file system as disk instead of an image, like:
>   disk = ['file:/tmp/server,sda1,w', … ]
> Pls advice if this is doable ..

It's doable, with some caveats:
- consistency-wise, file: is not recommended. You should use tap:aio:
- mapping as sda1 instead of sda means you need to use templates (like
from jailtime.org). You won't be abe to use installer (like with
- I/O performance will be slower compared to block-based vbd using phy:/


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