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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] vbox: Support shared folders



2011/6/14 Eric Blake <eblake redhat com>:
> On 06/07/2011 05:38 AM, Matthias Bolte wrote:
>> Shared folders are handled as filesystems and can also be hotplugged.
>> ---
>>
>> Currently this just maps shared folder to a filesystem element with type
>> mount. The filesystem element has an accessmode attribute that is not
>> useful for VirtualBox. Als the target element only has a dir attribute,
>> but VirtualBox shares doen't support that, you can only give them a name.
>>
>> <filesystem type='mount' accessmode='passthrough'>
>>   <source dir='/tmp'/>
>>   <target dir='foobar'/>
>>   <readonly/>
>> </filesystem>
>>
>> I wonder if we should add a shared folder type like this:
>>
>> <filesystem type='sharedfolder'>
>>   <source dir='/tmp'/>
>>   <target name='foobar'/>
>>   <readonly/>
>> </filesystem>
>>
>> Or is this to specific to VirtualBox?
>
> This sounds kind of like the plan9 file system patch; commit a5c646a, so
> type='mount' sounds reasonable to me.
>
>>
>> VirtualBox 4.0 added the automount option that automatically mounts a
>> shared folder in the guest. On Windows it is mounted to a free drive
>> letter on Linux it's mounted to /media/<prefix>_<shared-folder-name>.
>> The <prefix> is a global configuration option in VirtualBox. I wonder
>> if and how to expose that in libvirt.
>
> I'm not sure I have any better ideas, but I'm happy saving that question
> for a subsequent patch.
>
> ACK.

An another forgotten patch pushed now :)

-- 
Matthias Bolte
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