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RE: [Xen-devel] dynamically allocating loopback devices?

To: "Kip Macy" <kip.macy@xxxxxxxxx>, <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-devel] dynamically allocating loopback devices?
From: "Ian Pratt" <m+Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 21:55:39 -0000
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Thread-topic: [Xen-devel] dynamically allocating loopback devices?
> 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"?

Check out the 'file:' syntax for specifying vbd's.


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