[arch-releng] [PATCH 2/2] [archiso] Add archiso_pxe_curl hook

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Tue Nov 22 00:53:13 EST 2011

On 11/21/2011 08:55 AM, Dieter Plaetinck wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Nov 2011 08:53:45 -0300
> Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi<vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar>  wrote:
>> On 11/21/2011 04:58 AM, Dieter Plaetinck wrote:
>>> maybe add some documentation too. like, how does the http/ftp
>>> support work (downloads the full image first?) and how does it
>>> compare to nbd (less efficient?)
>>> Dieter
>> * download full image to RAM. This is curl only, not fuse with
>> curlftpfs/httpfs.
>> * compared to nbd, well... much much more memory is needed. Also more
>> memory than when using nbd+copytoram, since copytoram only copies
>> needed *.sfs. So for example if you boot with archiso_pxe_curl and
>> fetch "core-dual.iso", ~700MiB of RAM is needed just for the iso,
>> while using nbd+copytoram ~350MiB needed.
>> Maybe, can be added in a near future a switch or hook to download
>> only *.sfs from http/ftp ;) Now logic parts are split (setup
>> network / pxe mount hook), so the doors are open for another
>> archiso_pxe_*.
> I suggest to document these thoughts in the documentation of archiso.
> Dieter
Yes but README is just a reference, a better explanation/tutorial must 
go to wiki.

DRAFT is comming in fews days, (also for recent archiso_pxe_nfs)...

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
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