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Re: virtiofsd: Where should it live?

From: Christophe de Dinechin
Subject: Re: virtiofsd: Where should it live?
Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2019 18:16:02 +0100
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Dr. David Alan Gilbert writes:

> Hi,
>   There's been quite a bit of discussion about where virtiofsd, our
> implemenation of a virtiofs daemon, should live.  I'd like to get
> this settled now, because I'd like to tidy it up for the next
> qemu cycle.
> For reference it's based on qemu's livhost-user+chunks of libfuse.
> It can't live in libfuse because we change enough of the library
> to break their ABI.  It's C, and we've got ~100 patches - which
> we can split into about 3 chunks.
> Some suggestions so far:
>   a) In contrib
>      This is my current working assumption; the main objection is it's
>      a bit big and pulls in a chunk of libfuse.
>   b) In a submodule
>   c) Just separate

In so far as there is much discussion of "multi-process qemu", I wonder
if it would not be time to create a "processes" subdirectory, and have
virtiofsd be the first entry there. Thomas Huth suggested "tools", but I
tend to read "tools" as things that are used during the build process.

> Your suggestions/ideas please.  My preference is (a).
> Dave

Christophe de Dinechin (IRC c3d)

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