[RFC] AUFS disabled for 12.04

Gary Poster gary.poster at canonical.com
Fri Mar 2 14:53:36 UTC 2012

On 03/02/12 08:58, Tim Gardner wrote:

> In light of the concerns about overlayfs being sufficiently cooked in
> time for Precise, Andy Whitcroft and I have decided to re-enable aufs.

Thank you, that's helpful and comforting.

> We will continue to advocate for dropping aufs in favor of a sufficient
> upstream solution at each development cycle. This means that aufs _will_
> disappear in future backported LTS kernels.
> In other words, don't bet your business on aufs.
> I am speaking directly to the lxc and server folks. aufs has _one_
> maintainer, is enormously complex, is difficult to integrate with each
> new kernel version, and will _never_ be accepted upstream.

Understood.  We'll continue to try pushing forward with overlayfs 
ourselves, but we'll also now have a backup plan, which we appreciate. 
Hopefully other current aufs users will be in a similar boat.


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