VMLINK project is now GPL


Rick Troth <rmt@...>
 

The VMLINK project is now GPL, as it was intended all along.

The idea is simple: provide automatic 'vmcp link' and 'mount' of volumes available via z/VM which are owned by other guests. This is operationally equivalent to the capability provided by CMS 'vmlink' command, though it is handled by the Linux automounter instead. (You just 'cd' to the directory where the minidisk would be mounted.)

Since VMLINK is now officially GPL, distributors are welcome to include it with Z versions of Linux. (It's harmless on other platforms, just won't work without z/VM under the kernel.)

ULTIMATELY, there should be a 'vmlink' for other architectures. (Or, better, modify this one to do it.)

If someone can advise how to do the equivalent of 'vmcp link' on KVM (or Xen or even VMware) that would be terrific! Please do! It's an open project!


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Michael MacIsaac
 

Rick,

COOL!  Nice work

    -Mike Mac

On Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 9:01 AM Rick Troth <rmt@...> wrote:

The VMLINK project is now GPL, as it was intended all along.

The idea is simple: provide automatic 'vmcp link' and 'mount' of volumes available via z/VM which are owned by other guests. This is operationally equivalent to the capability provided by CMS 'vmlink' command, though it is handled by the Linux automounter instead. (You just 'cd' to the directory where the minidisk would be mounted.)

Since VMLINK is now officially GPL, distributors are welcome to include it with Z versions of Linux. (It's harmless on other platforms, just won't work without z/VM under the kernel.)

ULTIMATELY, there should be a 'vmlink' for other architectures. (Or, better, modify this one to do it.)

If someone can advise how to do the equivalent of 'vmcp link' on KVM (or Xen or even VMware) that would be terrific! Please do! It's an open project!


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