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Re: httpfs support for live cds


On Sat, Nov 6, 2010 at 7:34 AM, Daniel Reichelt <nl@nachtgeist.net> wrote:
> Hi list,
> I just hacked around a little by taking the current debian live
> snapshot, unpacked the initrd image contained in the iso, added the
> httpfs binary and its dependency libfuse.so.2, repacked it and voila: I
> could boot the squashfs via PXE and initramfs' httpfs=http://... kernel
> parameter.
> @Maintainers: feature-request
> Could you include the httpfs binary by default? I'm not reporting this
> via BTS since it's rather an issue of using the live-* packages, not
> actually the packages themselves.

Could you state an example of when https would be needed rather than http?

Also could you test performance and determine if https is the same
boot speed as http?

As always patches are welcome on new ideas.


> Thanks, cheers
> Daniel
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