On Mon, 2012-06-25 at 05:36 +0200, intrigeri wrote: > Hi Ben, > > Ben Hutchings wrote (24 Jun 2012 22:12:00 GMT) : > > Couldn't you also use usbip for this? > > Thank you for mentionning usbip, I did not know about it! > After a quick look at it, I must say I'm happy to learn about it, and > I may use it for unrelated tasks, but it does not really seem to be > fit for the Live USB system autotesting usecase. > > E.g. it looks like it's not easily possible to boot a VM from a USB > stick shared with the VM using usbip, is it? I don't know; probably not. [...] > And, even if it was, as far as I understand it, moving a bunch of > bare-metal USB sticks from some an always-on server in a datacenter to > another one, and sharing the stick over IP, is no solution for us: our > problem is to avoid plugging a bunch of bare-metal USB sticks into > a server in a datacenter, in the first place. > > So, unfortunately, it looks like no existing solution currently in > Debian is good enough for our needs. Yes, but I think it would make more sense to emulate a USB storage device in qemu rather than the host kernel. I don't know; would be interested to hear other people's opinions on this. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Lowery's Law: If it jams, force it. If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway.
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