[PATCH 1/1] Tools: hv: vssdaemon: Ignore VFAT mounts during the Freeze operation

KY Srinivasan kys at microsoft.com
Wed Feb 12 16:48:42 UTC 2014



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg KH [mailto:gregkh at linuxfoundation.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 8:42 AM
> To: KY Srinivasan
> Cc: linux-kernel at vger.kernel.org; devel at linuxdriverproject.org; olaf at aepfle.de;
> apw at canonical.com; jasowang at redhat.com
> Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/1] Tools: hv: vssdaemon: Ignore VFAT mounts during the
> Freeze operation
> 
> On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 08:40:22AM -0800, K. Y. Srinivasan wrote:
> > If the guest has a FAT file system mounted, skip it during the FREEZE
> > operation. With this change we can support host initiated backup of
> > the guest even when the guest may have FAT file systems mounted.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: K. Y. Srinivasan <kys at microsoft.com>
> > ---
> >  tools/hv/hv_vss_daemon.c |    2 ++
> >  1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/tools/hv/hv_vss_daemon.c b/tools/hv/hv_vss_daemon.c
> > index 520de3304..6a213b8 100644
> > --- a/tools/hv/hv_vss_daemon.c
> > +++ b/tools/hv/hv_vss_daemon.c
> > @@ -87,6 +87,8 @@ static int vss_operate(int operation)
> >  			continue;
> >  		if (strcmp(ent->mnt_type, "iso9660") == 0)
> >  			continue;
> > +		if (strcmp(ent->mnt_type, "vfat") == 0)
> > +			continue;
> 
> Why should the filesystem type matter here at all?

As part of snapshotting the guest, we want to freeze all mounted file systems in the guest.
FAT file system does not support the freeze operation and so we want to skip these mount
points. For VMs on UEFI firmware, the EFI partition is a FAT partition.

Regards,

K. Y


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