Re: terminalserver and added packages
That's what I do with ParallelKnoppix, the NFS shared working dir is
mounted on all hosts through a line in knoppix.sh. In the same way,
the clients could mount anything else that has been exported. But the
details need to be worked out. It seems like exporting a compressed
image might work, at least as long as there is no dynamic information
that would need to be synced between hosts.
Thanks for the feedback, Michael
On 5/26/06, Klaus Knopper <email@example.com> wrote:
On Fri, May 26, 2006 at 05:10:38PM +0200, Michael Creel wrote:
> The terminalserver script exports /cdrom to the computers booted over the
That's the idea, yes, so the data that's actually transferred over NFS
is still compressed, and gets uncompressed on demand on the clients.
This saves a lot of bandwidth, and makes use of of the CD block cache on
the server for faster access.
> Thus, they get the filesystem that's on the CD, without any new
> packages that may have been added, thanks to unionfs. I'm wondering if it
> would be possible to export /UNIONFS as well as /cdrom.
> Then the netbooted
> computers would have access to whatever packages were added using
> apt-get/dkpg, without the need to remaster a CD. Any comments/suggestions?
I haven't thought about that possibility yet, though I think this could
be done by using the knoppix.sh feature for mounting file systems
Problem: unionfs gets REALLY unstable over NFS. So, we would need a
different solution. Maybe another branch exported as compressed image,
and unionfs-mounted on the client.