On Fri, 15 Mar 2013 14:46:14 +0100 (CET) "Eric Lavarde - Debian" <d...@zorglub.s.bawue.de> wrote:
> Hi, > > Daniel Dickinson said: > > This appears to be due to a permissions problem of some kind due to > > use a 9p filesystem rather than native ext4 or the like. Probably > > fails on nfs too, but I haven't tried that. Or maybe use of > > extended attributes (not sure 9p supports them or not)? > I don't know what the policy is in such a case (best effort? > Implement if patch provided?) but according to  9p is not even > part of the standard Debian kernel (and I suspect that there might be > a reason for this). > > Cheers, Eric > >  http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=696292 > 9p has been added to standard debian kernels (leastwise I'm using only debian repositories and no custom kernel, and 9p is supported). So far other problems I have experienced with 9p have been common to other non-hdd fs (e.g. nfs, afp, etc) in google reports of problems, so my first guess is that the issue is not 9p-specific, but rather 'net'-fs (or at least fses that have similar characteristics to net fses in terms of locking and other implementation details) In any event I've ditched /var on 9p for other reasons (decided I would rather not have excessively host-accessible /var for vm /var, depite the space advantage to having a shared partition for all /var from vms (but under separate directories). In the end I decided to commit a reasonable amount to each vm rather than commit less each, but more space if any one needed it (but not all). Regards, Daniel -- <erno> hm. I've lost a machine.. literally _lost_. it responds to ping, it works completely, I just can't figure out where in my apartment it is. __ This is the maintainer address of Debian's Java team <http://lists.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/pkg-java-maintainers>. Please use debian-j...@lists.debian.org for discussions and questions.