[svlug] system with read-only root filesystem

Richard Sharpe rsharpe at ns.aus.com
Wed Jul 3 15:49:47 PDT 2002

On Wed, 3 Jul 2002, Rick Schultz wrote:

> On Wed, 3 Jul 2002, Richard Sharpe wrote:
> > If you have a 1000-node cluster, managing separate root areas for each can
> > become problematical. It seems that only /etc would need to be different,
> I seem to recall doing something like this ages ago.  I set up a shared
> root directory and separate "private" directories for each machine.
> Any machine-specific files became symlinks to a file in the private area.
> Of course, I don't remember exactly how or when /private got mounted, but
> I don't think it'd be that difficult to do from a script that's common
> among all the nodes (i.e. a non-private file).

That sounds like what I was thinking,

However, it seems that right now what the people who are doing this are 
doing is putting a prototype root file system in flash and building it 
into an MFS on bootup.

Richard Sharpe, rsharpe at ns.aus.com, rsharpe at samba.org, 
sharpe at ethereal.com

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