From KVM


VirtFS is a new paravirtualized filesystem interface designed for improving passthrough technologies in the KVM environment. It is based on the VirtIO framework and uses the 9P protocol.

Feature functional description[edit]


Why use it?[edit]

  • virtualization aware filesystem
  • offers paravirtualized system services
  • simple passthrough for directories from host to guest

Backward/forward compatibility issues[edit]

Virtual Machine Manager integration since version 0.9.1

Links & Sources[edit]

9p_virtio (Example Sharing A Host Directory With The Guest)