Use of unionfs to build lfs in stage 5 en 6.

Ismael Luceno ismael.luceno at
Fri Nov 24 13:31:15 PST 2006

Stef Bon escribió:
> Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
>> Stef Bon wrote:
>>> What do you think about unionfs?
>>> The existing situation works, but this new construction looks good.
>> Unionfs was used with LFS-6.1 LiveCDs. It has been dropped then, for a
>> reason: too buggy, especially on SMP. Try running "make check" for glibc
>> on unionfs. Or (for stress testing) try installing the same package
>> (e.g., Vim) 1000 times repeatedly in /usr on LFS-6.1.1 CD. It will just
>> hang or produce an oops. Many unionfs releases could not even boot the
>> CD (i.e., produced an oops as early as during boot).
> That's not good. Thanks anyway for you info.
> Are these bugs reported to the team developing Unionfs?
>> The new DM-based CDs handle this stress test just fine, but DM is not
>> suitable for package management because it works on block device level,
>> not filesystem level.
> What is DM?

Device Mapper.

> Stef Bon

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