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Re: [Xen-devel] Xen blktap driver for Ceph RBD : Anybody wants to test ? :p

On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 1:03 PM, Sylvain Munaut
<s.munaut@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I think I saw an announcement recently on xen-devel that blktap3 development 
>> has been stopped..
> Oh :(
> In the mail it speaks about QEMU but is it possible to use the QEMU
> driver model when booting PV domains ? (and not PVHVM).

Yes; qemu knows how to be a Xen PV block back-end.

One of the reasons for stopping work on blktap3 (AIUI) was that it
should in theory have performance characteristics similar to blktap3,
and tends to get newer protocols like ceph "for free" (i.e.,
implemented by someone else).


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