character devices

Q. I’ve CentOS 5.0 server running XEN kernel. VPS Guest is Linux distribution. How do I use tape drive with XEP Guest os? A. You can’t use character devices such as tape drives in Xen guests. This is limitation of Xen. It doesn’t have the ability to export character devices to multiple guests oses. However […]

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Q. Can you explain me what is device files and how do I access or see device files? Why UNIX / Linux has device files? A. Under Linux and UNIX each and every hardware device treated as a file. A device file allows to accesses hardware devices so that end users do not need to […]

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