Bug 1121781 - Media Transfer Protocol (usb-mtp) support for KVM guests - libvirt
Summary: Media Transfer Protocol (usb-mtp) support for KVM guests - libvirt
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Virtualization
Classification: Red Hat
Component: libvirt
Version: 8.0
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
: 8.0
Assignee: Pavel Hrdina
QA Contact: Meina Li
Depends On: 1121780
Blocks: 1477664 1121797
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-07-21 21:06 UTC by Karen Noel
Modified: 2020-09-10 05:45 UTC (History)
14 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Enhancement
Doc Text:
Clone Of: 1121780
: 1121797 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2020-09-10 05:45:36 UTC
Type: Feature Request
Target Upstream Version:

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Description Karen Noel 2014-07-21 21:06:12 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1121780 +++

Description of problem:

Export host file systems to KVM guests using MTP (Media Transfer Protocol), by using the usb-mtp device in QEMU.

The virtfs project, led by IBM, was never included in RHEL/KVM. It cannot be used as a general passthrough file system due to lack of Windows guest support. There was also some other concerns listed in BZ 729054, including the move MTP as an alternative.

Comment 10 Pavel Hrdina 2020-09-10 05:45:36 UTC
The implementation in QEMU is not complete and there is a better replacement, virtio-fs, which is already implemented in libvirt as well.

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