Re: Kernel 3.18
On Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 03:56:48PM -0700, Max wrote:
> kernel 3.18 is out:
> cloop and aufs compile fine ( aufs needs a small patch ).
Thanks for testing this in advance. I'm not sure if 3.18.0 is suitable
for a production environment yet, it seems there is an unresolved
"system freeze" pending:
> With the new kernel there is overlayfs that can be compiled as module or in
> the kernel.
> Are there any plan to migrate to overlayfs or knoppix will remain with the
> more powerful but a bit complex aufs?
OverlayFS is currently no choice, since Knoppix supports multiple
read-only layers for including custom compressed cloop images over the
first one. OverlayFS does not support more than two branches and has
limitations concerning NFS as a branch. So, aufs will prevail.
I am a bit disappointed that the kernel people did not consider aufs for
an official inclusion in the kernel.
Going to experiment with 3.18 for a while now...