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    Phoronix: VirtIO-FS Is Looking Quite Good For Shared File-System With VMs

    Added back to Linux 5.4 was VirtIO-FS for better file/folder sharing with guest VMs that makes use of the FUSE protocol but is much faster than the likes of virtio-9p...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...king-Good-2020

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    Will they consider create Windows client maybe?

    Transparent access to Linux host files directly from Windows VM is the second most wanted feature in KVM/QEMU for me (after 3D acceleration, and maybe better audio support

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Danniello View Post
      Will they consider create Windows client maybe?

      Transparent access to Linux host files directly from Windows VM is the second most wanted feature in KVM/QEMU for me (after 3D acceleration, and maybe better audio support
      Given that Red Hat supports Windows guests, I wouldn't be surprised.

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      • #4
        If I understand this correctly, the VirtIO-FS stuff has already been upstreamed, right?

        Originally posted by Britoid View Post

        Given that Red Hat supports Windows guests, I wouldn't be surprised.
        We will see. They don’t always offer support for everything.

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        • #5
          Apparently this is way better than Virtualbox file sharing?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by caligula View Post
            Apparently this is way better than Virtualbox file sharing?
            Anything is going to be better than how VirtualBox does things.

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