[arch-dev-public] makechrootpkg without aufs2

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Mon Jan 25 14:12:42 EST 2010

On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 6:15 AM, Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
> On Sun, 24 Jan 2010 22:05:34 +1000, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org>
> wrote:
>> On 24/01/10 22:00, Pierre Schmitz wrote:
>>> On Sat, 23 Jan 2010 21:59:31 -0600, Aaron Griffin
>>> <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> BUT (there's always a but), some systems are size restricted. For
>>>> instance, slicehost slices have very limited disk space, so copying
>>>> the chroot to do this has potential to cause issues. I don't like
>>>> special case code for shitty systems, but perhaps we could keep both
>>>> aufs and rsync code in there, enabled by a command line switch? (-U
>>>> use a union (aufs) to keep chroot clean [DEPRECATED])
>>> The size overhead is about 500MB in its worst case. If you are that low
>>> on
>>> disk space you should not think about building packages.
>> Well, the worst case is 2GB as I have four chroots.
>> (testing/stable-i686/x86_64).
>> Allan
> Of course this overhead was per chroot. And what if one has a thousand
> chroots? I think we are arguing about a noon-issue here. The point is that
> aufs just does not work (and I have tried different snapshots and kernels).
> I also doubt that we have a majority of devs with four chroots but less
> than 2GB free disk space.

I was actually thinking of a case where one is building multiple
packages at once. Still, as most people (including myself) have
pointed out, it's really a moot issue. It's a specific problem that I
simply wanted to air out, in the off chance that it wasn't thought of.

Carry on :)

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