[arch-releng] [archiso] saying good-bye to union-fs-method?

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Tue May 31 06:54:48 EDT 2011

Am 31.05.2011 03:21, schrieb Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi:
> Hi
> * With 2.6.39 there is no aufs2 support, at least for a long time[#1].
> * I think that back in time with unionfs is not desirable, needs a
> complete kernel patch.
> * union-fs-fuse does not work good.
> What about using the method like in Fedora? (basically a device-mapper
> with a snapshot in tmpfs).
> This change from file-to-file level to block-to-block logic.

This actually sounds pretty cool. However, I don't understand how it
works: The squashfs file system is a read-only one, how can we put that
into a block-level snapshot?

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