[Aboriginal] 9p VirtFS for /home
aljamms8 at cs.man.ac.uk
Mon May 23 11:14:56 PDT 2011
I have a fairly trivial change to share.
I've modified the init script, the kernel config, and the qemu command
to mount the host user's $HOME on /home and the host's root on
/mnt/host on bootup, using 9p . I found this to be easier to work
with than using an hdb image and FTP. (The choice of directories to
export was just for my convenience)
Caveat: Because this uses VitrIO, this currently only works for x86
targets. I believe there was an effort to make that work with ARM as
well  but I don't know what's happened with that. Meanwhile we
could just run a real 9p server (inferno/npfs) and mount it over the
network. I wonder why qemu doesn't do 9p with its user mode network,
like cifs... I should look into that.
P.S. Thanks for making aboriginal linux! I was at the verge of losing
faith in linux cross compiling; but i discovered this stuff, and it
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