vkernel manager

Aggelos Economopoulos aoiko at cc.ece.ntua.gr
Sat Feb 9 12:54:34 PST 2008

On Saturday 09 February 2008, Chris Turner wrote:
> Aggelos Economopoulos wrote:
> > Working with vkernels involves a lot of vnconfig, mount, installworld etc
> > commands and there's always the posibility that you'll try to write to
> > a filesystem that is in use by a running vkernel. Some months ago I was
> > using a set of scripts to help with managing vkernel instances and
> > diskimages. I took some time to convert them to a single script and expand
> > them a bit (probably adding some bugs in the process). I suppose other
> > people have their own scripts; if so, please share them.
> your's is much cleaner than mine .. so I won't share.

Excuses, excuses :)

> there was some discussion a few months ago about switching the
> vkernel main() over to using a config file in .ini format -

Ah, right, had forgotten about that.

> I hoped to get to that during this release but didn't make it -
> hopefully next time
> in any case, just thought I'd mention it..

I think it solves a small part of the problem this script would address.
For myself, the safety catches it includes are the main reason to use it
(and these require knowledge of the pids and diskimages and which vkernel
instance is using what, so the .ini conf file doesn't help much).


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