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Princess Nell
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:23 pm    Post subject: aufs-sources Reply with quote

Is aufs-sources still actively maintained? There haven't been any updates since February.

My primary use for it is a squashfs portage tree. Is that an idea that has outlived its usefulness, or are people still doing it, if differently?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it will actively maintained, but maybe not as much as before. And i'm not sure if you will have all features you need, but maybe you can use instead overlayfs which is integrated in vanilla and gentoo sources.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aufs has been effectively superseeded by overlayfs, which is included in the main tree.
Mount syntax is different, but this shouldn't really be a problem. It also supports stacking multiple "lower" (readonly) directories under the "upper" read-write layer.
It does require safe locking for rw layer (so no cephfs) and a work directory on the same fs that hosts upper directory. Fortunatelly, this should not be a problem.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've set up a brand new machine and switched it to the overlay fs method. If it works well, I'll switch the older systems over. Using the standard kernel will be a bonus, although I did see aufs-sources was updated last week.
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