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

To: Ian Pratt <m+Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] dynamically allocating loopback devices?
From: Kip Macy <kip.macy@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 14:18:43 -0800
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I was confused by the fact that xm insists on it being present in DOM0.

disk = [ 'file:/u/kmacy/mdroot-5.3,xbd0,w' ]

kmacy@shemp sh -x ~/xentmp/xenargs.shemp
+ xm create -f /u/kmacy/xentmp/freebsd.shemp -c
name=xen-vm2.lab.netapp.com vmid=10 kernel=/u/kmacy/kernel
Using config file "/u/kmacy/xentmp/freebsd.shemp".
Error: Error creating domain: vbd: Device not found: xbd0



On Fri, 11 Mar 2005 22:09:04 -0000, Ian Pratt <m+Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > That allows me to bypass the losetup, but what about device
> > allocation? - the examples I see all look like
> > disk = [ 'file:/u/kmacy/mdroot-5.3,loop7,w' ]
> file: does do the loop device allocation. The second parameter is the
> device you want the vbd to appear in the guest as, i.e. usually sda1 or
> hda1.
> Ian

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