[Swan-dev] future of 9fs

Antony Antony antony at phenome.org
Wed May 17 16:00:15 UTC 2017

Outside RHEL, the 9pfs support is gaining more support. EPEL kernel has 9fs enabled. Ubuntu seems to support it now, and XEN now.

Eventually RHEL will support something like 9pfs + Windows support in secure way! For 'security' reasons 9fs is not supported now.
The new RHEL blessed one seems Virtio Vsock. It is supported in libvirt/KVM upstream now. Vsock could be replacement for 9fs in F26.



On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 11:05:51AM -0400, D. Hugh Redelmeier wrote:
> For testing, we use 9fs.  It's a handy way of getting information from our 
> virtual machines into out real-world file system.
> I don't remember the details, but the future of 9fs in Red Hat products 
> seemed precarious.  I think that it was not in RHEL 7.
> This article suggests that Zen will use it.  Is this going to help us?
> Or is this just about using the protocol and not the code?
> <https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Xen-Linux-4.12-Changes>
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