[libvirt PATCHv2 10/10] docs: add virtiofs kbase
eblake at redhat.com
Thu Jan 23 21:58:43 UTC 2020
On 1/23/20 11:46 AM, Ján Tomko wrote:
> Add a document describing the usage of virtiofs.
> docs/kbase.html.in | 3 +
> docs/kbase/virtiofs.rst | 153 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 2 files changed, 156 insertions(+)
> create mode 100644 docs/kbase/virtiofs.rst
> +=== 8< delete before merging 8< ===
> +NOTE: if you're looking at this note, this is just a proposal.
> +See the up-to-date version on: https://libvirt.org/kbase/virtiofs.html
> +=== 8< --------------------- 8< ===
I'm assuming this will be updated ;)
> +.. contents::
> +Virtio-FS is a delicious delicacy aiming to provide an easy-to-configure
Fun language, but diverges from the official description...
> +way of sharing filesystems between the host and the virtual machine.
> +See https://virtio-fs.gitlab.io/
...that you find here: "Virtio-fs is a shared file system that lets
virtual machines access a directory tree on the host. Unlike existing
approaches, it is designed to offer local file system semantics and
I'm not opposed to a fun turn of a phrase in what is otherwise dry
technical documentation, but wonder if it helps our case here.
> +2. Use hugepage-backed memory
> +Make sure there are enough huge pages allocated for the requested guest memory.
> +For exmaple, for one guest with 2 GiB of RAM backed by 2 MiB hugepages:
Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer
Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3226
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