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

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Sat Jun 18 10:19:20 EDT 2011

On 06/18/2011 05:27 AM, Dieter Plaetinck wrote:
> On Sat, 18 Jun 2011 03:03:01 -0300
> Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi<vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar>  wrote:
>> On 06/14/2011 01:51 AM, Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi wrote:
>>> Hello all
>>> I want to know opinions about my recent work to archiso, since there
>>> are lots of changes. If someone can do some tests, they are very
>>> welcomed. Sugestions are very appreciated. Thanks :)
>> Basic documentation, done
>> Comments in code, done.
>> Testing all builds, done.
>> Booting all builds, done.
>> Untested: archiso_pxe_nbd, and archiso_loop_mnt.
>> If there are no objections, I will merge dm-snapshot branch in official
>> master branch in about 12 hours.
>> commit msg is:
>> [archiso] Use dm-snapshot instead of aufs2 (A.K.A. "The Big Commit")
>> * Use device mapper + snapshot module, instead union layer filesystem.
>>     * A block-level approach vs vfs-level.
>>     * No more unofficial (Linux) things.
>>     * More memory is needed.
>> * Refactor mkarchiso.
>> * Refactor hooks/archiso.
>> * New configs/releng to build official images.
>> * Removed configs/syslinux-iso.
>> * Removed archiso2dual script. Now functionallity integrated in configs/releng.
>> * New configs/baseline to build the most basic live medium or use as template.
>> * New README file.
> try to keep the commit message current tense.
> i.e:
> s/Removed/Remove/
> s/Now functionality integrated/Integrate functionality/
> Maybe add something like:
> * Replace limited Makefile with new build.sh script
OK. If you have a bit of time, can you see the grammar of new README file?

> And btw, I'm not sure 'releng' is a good name for the default configs, 'releng' is the name of the team doing the work and releasing images, but doesn't really describe the images which will be generated.  I think something like 'installation-images' or 'official-images' or 'official-installation-images' or something would be better (the last one has my preference)
Is a bit more descriptive, but I called it in that way, based on your 
git repo "releng" 
and in archweb/releng ('releng-testbuild-feedback')
Talking seriously, I want to avoid long directory names.
> Dieter
Thanks for the feedback.

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
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