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Re: tmpfs status

From: Maksym Planeta
Subject: Re: tmpfs status
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 20:42:07 +0300
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Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@gnu.org> writes:

> Ideally you should try to put a whole Hurd system on it, so
> we can use it for liveCD and installer. 

Do you mean something like mounting ext2fs readonly and mounting tmpfs
on top of it using unionfs? If so, I'll try to do it, but a bit later.

> I don't see an "initial content" option in tmpfs. That would be very
> useful, by e.g. providing a .tgz archive to be untarred at translator
> creation.

Nice feature, but couldn't it be implemented just untarring archive to
specified directory? Why being tmpfs option is better? And what types of
archives should be supported?

Maksym Planeta.

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