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Re: Xen HVM's on raw disk partitions
On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 11:28:51AM -0600, Eric Schnoebelen wrote:
> Emperical evidence suggests that it is impossible to put an Xen
> HVM on a raw disk (r?d?*) partition. Only a file backed disk image will
Does it work if you use the block device instead ?
> Having had success with running NetBSD DomU's on a raw disk
> partition (marked as type CCD in the disklabel), I'd like to do
> the same for HVM systems.
> My software:
> NetBSD egsner.cirr.com 5.99.27 NetBSD 5.99.27 (XEN3_DOM0) #0: Tue Apr
> 13 00:12:10 CDT 2010
> Is there a way to use raw partitions for HVM's? Is it a bug in
> the qemu back end driver, or somewhere else?
The problem is that both the paravirtualised backend and qemu wants to
open the device; and a raw device can't be opened twice ...
Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference
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