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Yet another idea for a nfsroot pool …

Ok, seems I finally understood the magic around linux initrd.gz files. Basically, it provides a minimal rootfs with an optional /linuxrc executable. Using something like busybox (e.g. via ln -s /bin/busybox /bin/ash) that can even be a shell script. It should be possible to mount the nfsroot ro, create a tmpfs for unionfs changes and […]

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NFS mess

I could not stop thinking of the NFS problems that arose while moving the home directory out of the Xen server, so I googled, tried something and restarted services and machines countless times. Turns out that it is a bad idea to mix host and wildcard declarations on shares in /etc/exports, as the damn thing […]

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