On Thu, 2007-08-23 at 18:02 -0400, Jon Nettleton wrote: > On 8/22/07, Douglas McClendon <dmc fedora filteredperception org> wrote: > > > > In general, it sounds like you are outlining several different > > problem/solutions, but I don't think they all need to be as tightly > > integrated as you suggest. > > > > For instance, the gdm in initramfs (or very very early). Why do you > > need this copy-on-write rootfs stuff? Why not just have a tmpfs, and a > > gdm configuration that looks there. Likewise for the early logging > > stuff. Later during boot, the early-boot logfiles in tmpfs can be > > copied to /var/log. This isn't as nice as the magic > > unionfs/dm-snapshot-merge automagic merging. But I don't think that is > > necessary and worth the steps you are taking to get it. > > The problem is that all the X gdm talk is through fifo sockets. This > busies the filesystems > and makes it impossible to just copy things around. If we want the > boot process to be > smooth and seamless we are going to need some sort of ability to write > to a "read only" filesystem in place. Why not just put the fifo on a tmpfs, and keep it around for the life of the system. Being tmpfs, it cleans up nicely when shut down. There are many other reasons to move the X socket from /tmp (selinux etc). Would a permanent symlink from /tmp -> a tmpfs mounted on /var/run/X solve the legacy issues? Andrew Bartlett -- Andrew Bartlett http://samba.org/~abartlet/ Authentication Developer, Samba Team http://samba.org Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.
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