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

To: Dan Magenheimer <dan.magenheimer@xxxxxxxxxx>, "Xen-Devel (E-mail)" <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] large file support for lomount (for 32-bit dom0)
From: Keir Fraser <keir.fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 06 Nov 2009 22:16:30 +0000
Cc: Ian Jackson <Ian.Jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On 06/11/2009 22:11, "Keir Fraser" <keir.fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>> 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.
> Another point is that it's almost certainly Linux-specific; at least the bit
> that sets up the loopback mount. We could perhaps just get rid of
> CONFIG_LOMOUNT and unconditionally build lomount on Linux only.

Ah, now I see lomount was disabled by default in c/s 16742, which was by Ian
Jackson and has a detailed changeset comment. It seems he thinks there are
fine alternatives to lomount these days.

 -- Keir

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