04/08/2012 01:19 PM, Daniel Baumann: > 1. partition and filesytem labels > > [...] > > therefore, i suggest to use: > > overlay-full, for full persistent overlays > overlay-custom, for custom overlays > snapshot-full, for full system snapshots > snapshot-custom, for custom snapshots (to be implemented) > > on (basically all non-ms) systems where we have no 11 characters > limitation, with the following fallbacks (in the unrealistic hope that > at some point we can drop this): > > ov-full, for full persistent overlays > ov-custom, for custom overlays > sn-full, for full system snapshots > sn-custom, for custom snapshots (to be implemented) Sure (to be continued later in the thread). > and keeping home-sn and live-sn for live-boot 3.x for backwards > compatiblity with 2.x (and removing it in 4.x). I assume the same goes for home-rw backwards-compatibility? > 4. live.persist naming live-persistence.conf (as agreed upon later in the thread) is fine. > 5. live.persist options > > again, live.persist is really awesome, but i suggest to change the > 'linkfiles' option to simply 'link' (shorter is better, the 'files' part > doesn't really gain anything). It's because it links regular files only, and not directories (see below). It's not a terribly good name, though, so I'm happy with changing it to just 'link'. > oh, and quick question, there's something i didn't really understand: > why is that in the example of linkfiles in the manpage of live.persist, > the /home/user2/.ssh directory is created and its content symlinked, > rather than the directory as a whole being symlinked? is it because > otherwise the permissions would be to liberal (in the case of .ssh, > where you want the directory to be 0700 and the persistency possibly > could be on a FAT fs not supporting permissions)? The point of this option is to make only certain *non-directory* *files* persistent, namely exactly those the user puts in the source directory on the persistent media. If directories also were symlinked, any files created inside such a directory after persistence is activated would be made persistent (i.e. added to the source directory), and it's precisely this situation this option is meant to avoid. Cheers!
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