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In general, no, unless you meet one of two very specific constraints. Either: The device needs to be exposed read-only (this MUST be at the device level, not the filesystem level) to all the VMs, and MUST NOT be written to from anywhere at runtime. or: The volume must be formatted using a cluster-aware filesystem, and all VMs must be part of the cluster (...


If you don’t run cluster-aware file system inside your VMs you’ll simply destroy your shred volume immediately after first metadata update. Full clarification story is here:

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