[arch-general] Diskless Booting Wiki Help
bjschuma at gmail.com
Tue Dec 11 14:22:57 EST 2012
On 12/11/2012 05:15 AM, Paul Gideon Dann wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I'm not sure who's actually in charge of oversight on the Wiki, but I'd
> appreciate a little input from anyone, really.
> I've recently been trying to ensure the accuracy of the wiki with regards to
> diskless booting. I run a cluster at work, and I've spent quite some time
> looking into getting this system functioning correctly, and I wanted to make
> sure the documentation was there for others to use.
I was looking for information like this a week or two ago. I realized I don't do any nfsroot testing before submitting patches, and I have submitted patches in the past that accidentally broke it :(.
> However, another (presumably well-intentioned) contributor has rewritten the
> original article, and seems very keen to cut back everything he doesn't agree
> with. To be honest, I'm a bit sick of trying to convince him that all
> information is helpful, and that not everyone that reads the article will have
> his usecase.
> In particular, he's keen to remove all references to NFSv3 (although Arch
> doesn't currently support booting NFSv4 without his hack), and needing a
> separate /var for each node (which I've explained is necessary in many, if not
> most, situations).
This would have tripped me up. I wouldn't have thought to only test on v3 or to make a separate /var for each client...
> I'd appreciate someone taking a look at the talk page and article history.
> (I'm Giddie on the wiki.) If it's decided I'm wrong, I'm fine with that. I'm
> just keen for the wiki to be as helpful as possible, and I don't think that's
> the case right now.
> Help appreciated,
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