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Re: [Libguestfs] Hierarchical local mount

On Fri, Nov 06, 2015 at 04:16:21PM +0300, Maxim Perevedentsev wrote:
> Hello everyone!
> I have to implement the functionality of mounting all VM disks/partitions.
> E.g. if a VM has 2 disks of 2 partitions each (I get it from
> virt-filesystems), I want to get the following structure on host
> node after mount:
> mnt/
> ------hdd0/
> -------------volume1/
> -------------volume2/
> ------hdd1/
> -------------volume1/
> -------------volume2/
> I'd like to use guestmount due to syntax simplicity, but I found out
> that it's impossible to call e.g.
> guestmount -a disk.qcow2 -m /dev/sda1:/hdd0/volume1 -m
> /dev/sda2:/hdd0/volume2 mnt/
> So I came to only two possible options:
> 1)
> mkdir -p mnt/hdd0/volume1
> guestmount -a disk.qcow2 -m /dev/sda1 mnt/hdd0/volume1
> ....
> (Is it safe to use the same disk from multiple guestmounts?)
> 2)
> guestfish -a disk.qcow2 "
> run :
> mkmountpoint /hdd0 :
> mkmountpoint /hdd0/volume1 :
> ... :
> mount /dev/sda1 /hdd0/volume1 :
> ... :
> mount-local mnt/ :
> mount-local-run"
> kill -TERM `pidof guestfish`
> guestunmount mnt/
> Is any of these options safe enough/preferred? Or, maybe, other options?
> I'd like to avoid guestfs API, threading and so on, and confine
> myself to command-line.

The mount-local APIs don't require threads, although they can use

A Perl script should be fairly simple, and is a lot easier to automate
that guestfish and much more flexible than guestmount.

Have a look at the attached file.  In case it's not clear, you have to
do 'guestunmount <MOUNTPOINT>' to exit the main program.


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Attachment: fs-mount.pl
Description: Perl program

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