puppy linux et al.

Daniel Drake dsd at laptop.org
Mon Dec 13 07:02:22 EST 2010

On 13 December 2010 11:31, Yioryos Asprobounitis <mavrothal at yahoo.com> wrote:
> BTW I was wondering if any of the available union fs (Union Mount, Aufs, UnionFS) could be an option to facilitate use in the field.
> If the initial build was on a read-only file system and user data in the top rw layer, alt-boot could boot the ro layer and start afresh.
> Then just try to recover your old datastore (or pars of it) and be where you were before the messup.
> I do not really know how feasible this is in the current work flow.

You can look on lwn.net for articles about unionfs, why its so hard
and why it doesn't work very well yet (and is not yet present in

Scott (ex-OLPC, a big contributor to the current /versions scheme)
made some comments on IRC a few months ago that he had
tried(/deployed?) unionfs for litl (in the style that you describe)
and that he didn't recommend it.

Still, certainly something to keep an eye on for the future.


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