[Swan-dev] Virtio-fs

Paul Wouters paul at nohats.ca
Tue Jan 28 11:02:23 UTC 2020

On Mon, 27 Jan 2020, Andrew Cagney wrote:

> Well, a bit of a segway.
> Thanks to your efforts our tests are far more stable and this has
> allowed me to increase testing's workload (the reason runs went from
> 3.5 to 2.5 hours is that I upped the # parallel boots).  However, it's
> also exposed what I suspect is yet another problem with 9p.   On very
> rare occasions - we're talking once every 5 or so runs -  a test fails
> to boot.  For instance:

right. Well last saturday Dave Miller merged the qemu/write support, so
this feature should be available to us soon. It is appararently also
faster than 9p write. It might be worth waiting for fedora kernels/qemu to
have this support and then look at migrating away from 9p. An additional
advantage is if this would make it into RHEL kernels too, bedause
writable 9p will never ever go into RHEL kernels.


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