> On Sat, 7 Jun 2014 12:33:52 +0100
> Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > any machine you create on a tmpfs is a throwaway
> > one, whether you intended that or not!
> That depends on if you migrate it off tmpfs to
> hard disk once all the I/O involved in doing
> an install is finished :-).
Indeed. Please note there is a potential trap here. If you just 'cp'
the guest to another disk and immediately boot it with cache=none,
then qemu might see a corrupt disk. You have to sync the disk after
the copy. Easiest way is to use 'dd' to copy the disk, w/ option
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