Re: unification filesystems -- packaging aufs2, etc.
On Monday 06 July 2009, Julian Andres Klode wrote:
> It seems to be the best idea to use unionfs-fuse for now (like Ubuntu)
> until a new kernel-based solution has been packaged. It may also be a
> good idea to coordinate this with the Ubuntu developers, so both distros
> can use the same method of filesystem unification.
> 1. The Debian Live project adds support for unionfs-fuse.
> 2. A new filesystem will be packaged (unionfs2 OR aufs2).
> 3. aufs will be removed from unstable (or be replaced by
> aufs2 under the same name).
I also would like to get involved into the Debian Live project then, as I
guess I know how to workaround issues. For example one of the problems with
fuse filesystems is that killall5 will terminate it during the shutdown
process. Fortunately Debian has as workaround in sysvinit-utils and the
unionfs-fuse package also provides an example rc.local script.