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Re: tmpfs status

From: Maksym Planeta
Subject: Re: tmpfs status
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2012 12:07:13 +0300
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Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@gnu.org> writes:

> Maksym Planeta, le Wed 28 Mar 2012 20:42:07 +0300, a écrit :
>> 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?
> I didn't actually mean that, but put the content of the Hurd system in
> the tmpfs itself.

OK. I'll try to do this.

> The unionfs can however be an interesting test too.

And this too.

>> > 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?
> I didn't actually mean that tmpfs has to do the untar itself, it'd be
> for sure way more flexible that it's an external process just using the
> tmpfs as its root FS.

Under external process do you mean that when "initial content" option is
specified tmpfs calls function "system ()", that extracts archive?

> I don't have the time to dig more, but I guess some statically linked
> tar or some such in the multiboot sequence could manage to do the
> work.

But than why tar should be statically linked? 

Sorry, if I misunderstand something.

Maksym Planeta.

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