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RE: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] large file support for lomount (for 32-bit dom0)

To: Keir Fraser <keir.fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Xen-Devel (E-mail)" <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] large file support for lomount (for 32-bit dom0)
From: Dan Magenheimer <dan.magenheimer@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2009 13:56:16 -0800 (PST)
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> On 06/11/2009 20:18, "Dan Magenheimer" 
> <dan.magenheimer@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>> As the Saturday Night Live church lady would say:
> >>> "Never mind" :-}  (For those unfamiliar with it:
> >>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Never_mind_(Saturday_Night_Live)
> >> 
> >> Easy mistake. :-)
> >> 
> >>  -- Keir
> > 
> > Just out of interest, what is the reason that CONFIG_LOMOUNT
> > is not enabled?  Are there known environments (SUSE?) where
> > it would break the build?
> Not very Xen-specific tool with not very Xen-specific name, 
> which I guess
> may also already be installed in some distros? I'm also not sure how
> generally useful it is to users at large. Overall I'm not 
> certain, as I
> don't think I added the tool to the tree, nor decided our policy for
> building it.
>  -- Keir

Well googling for "lomount" yields a lot of people looking
for it, and this site:



  "According to this very useful site:


   the only package that provides lomount is xen. Which seems odd."

Since it is very helpful for recovering from an update to
an in-guest kernel (which is often useful in xen development
but probably also periodically useful to support xen distros), I'd
propose that CONFIG_LOMOUNT get turned on by default in Config.mk.
If we get complaints, it's easy enough to turn it back off later.

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