lupin merge progress

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Thu Aug 30 12:36:46 BST 2007

On Thu, Aug 23, 2007 at 03:37:19PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 23, 2007 at 01:11:48AM +0100, ago wrote:
> > 3) sysctl settings to improve fs robustness in case of hard reboot. I
> > still think that sysctl.conf should simply be set during installation
> > and not be handled in a separate package which creates an initr.d
> > script to call sysctl. The suggested parameters are:
> > 
> > vm.dirty_background_ratio=0
> > vm.dirty_ratio=0
> > vm.dirty_expire_centisecs=1
> > vm.dirty_writeback_centisecs=1
> Doing this in sysctl.conf remains contrary to policy and we can't do it.
> We need an init script for this.

I've added an init script for this to:


Am I all set to upload that to gutsy now, as far as you're concerned?

> > 6) Add needed hd/fs modules to live CD initrd
> Aren't they in there already? Oh, maybe not the fuse module, hmm. Should
> be easy anyway.

I think this should happen naturally now that ntfs-3g is in the standard

> > 8) What to do when the loopinstallation folder is not vergin? My vote
> > is for ending the installation immediately, if a user wants to
> > overwrite an existing installation s/he has to uninstall and reinstall
> > explicitly. This might be annoying if the user is repeating the
> > installation because the previous one was interrupted, but it's worth
> > to be on the safe side.
> OK.

This is done in partman-auto-loop 0ubuntu4.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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