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[Xen-devel] dynamically allocating loopback devices?

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Subject: [Xen-devel] dynamically allocating loopback devices?
From: Kip Macy <kip.macy@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 13:28:55 -0800
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My users' VM disks are all loopback files. Right now they have to run
losetup on each of their files before starting their VMs. This means
we have to statically allocate loopback devices. And if they want to
change the disks used they have to remember to run "losetup -d". Is
there any way, without my writing extra glue logic, for a user to say
in his config file "these are my loopback files, I don't care what
loopback devices they get bound to, just bind them for me and then
start my VM"?



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