Re: [PATCH v3 00/13] virtio-fs: shared file system for virtual machines

From: Miklos Szeredi
Date: Thu Aug 29 2019 - 05:28:40 EST

On Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 7:38 PM Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> Here are the V3 patches for virtio-fs filesystem. This time I have
> broken the patch series in two parts. This is first part which does
> not contain DAX support. Second patch series will contain the patches
> for DAX support.
> I have also dropped RFC tag from first patch series as we believe its
> in good enough shape that it should get a consideration for inclusion
> upstream.

Pushed out to


Major changes compared to patchset:

- renamed to "virtiofs". Filesystem names don't usually have
underscore before "fs" postfix.

- removed option parsing completely. Virtiofs config is fixed to "-o
Does this sound reasonable?

There are miscellaneous changes, so needs to be thoroughly tested.

I think we also need something in
"Documentation/filesystems/virtiofs.rst" which describes the design
(how request gets to userspace and back) and how to set up the
server, etc... Stefan, Vivek can you do something like that?