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Re: Automated package testing (Re: Is Sid for broken stuff? Is it too much to ask for testing the packages?)

On Sat, Dec 14, 2002 at 01:31:54AM +0900, Junichi Uekawa wrote:

> > - shareable, copy-on-write block devices (makes repeated testing much more
> >   efficient)
> How do you do that ? It might improve pbuilder-uml performance,
> and reliability.

Check out the HOWTO etc. on user-mode-linux.sf.net.  Basically, you just do:


where file1 is the (possibly read-only) backing file, and file2 is the
copy-on-write data.  The same backing file can be used with any number of
COW files, and a COW file is invalidated when the backing file is changed.

 - mdz

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