[arch-releng] Call for test: archiso with dm-snapshot

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Tue Jun 14 06:26:48 EDT 2011

Am 14.06.2011 11:14, schrieb Dieter Plaetinck:
> On Tue, 14 Jun 2011 01:51:00 -0300
> Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi <vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar> wrote:
>> First, aufs2 is not used anymore. The new approach is using device 
>> mapper with a snapshot feature, it has some advantages and
>> disadvantages.
> can you list the advantages and disadvantages? I mean, from a topdown
> end-user perspective..

Advantage: Snapshotting is supported and works with all kernels, aufs
does not work with 2.6.39 and is not officially supported.

Disadvantage: More memory needed - the read-write overlay is now
block-based instead of file-based.

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