VFS Union mounts suck for Live CDs

Colin Watson cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Fri Jul 17 10:48:11 BST 2009

On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 06:44:32AM -0600, Tim Gardner wrote:
> I believe it is the consensus among those folks testing VFS union mounts
> that its not a workable alternative for Live CDs compared to AUFS in
> Jaunty. Therefore Andy Whitcroft has prepared a commit series to the
> Karmic kernel tree that will add AUFS back to our builds.

This is good to hear, and I agree with the rationale in the discussion.
FWIW, the live CD infrastructure will automatically start using aufs
again once it's available with no changes required (assuming the module
name is still 'aufs' and not 'aufs2', otherwise it'd need a slight


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]

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