Re: Decision 4 - Name of /lib/live/mount/rofs
On 3 October 2012 12:57, Ben Armstrong <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 10/03/2012 07:39 AM, Michal Suchanek wrote:
>> How does this fit together with overlay(s)?
>> Will the overlays be at lib/live/mount/filesystems/overlay or
>> lib/live/mount/filesystems/var.overlay ?
>> Also maybe consider something like components or root-layers.
> I think "root-layers" is too narrow. Not all filesystems are layered
> and/or live at the root e.g. home. And "components" is too broad as to
> be nearly meaningless.
> On the other hand, "filesystems" suggests individual filesystems that
> stand alone from each other, which isn't accurate. So I have not yet
> made up my mind as to the best name here.
> Stepping back from the problem, what domain of user problems will
> involve needing to know the names of these? Our terminology should be
> related to and readily understood within that domain. Perhaps some use
> cases would help us decide?
Apart form the /live/mount/medium which will likely hold user files in
some configurations (eg. usb stick) these names are likely to appear
in debug logs exclusively. They should stand apart from each other and
possible other messages from different (non-live) parts of initramfs
and initscripts that appear along with them.
Of course, it is possible that in the future somebody will find some
really creative use for these live bits but that's hard to tell.