On 12/16/08, Wojciech Puchar <woj...@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl> wrote: >>> it's simple: >> >> More simple when you tell it ;-) Thanks a lot, i will try it tonight ! > > it doesn't have chance - must work :) > >> >>> I wish it's helpful, doing this doesn't just save space but saves time - >>> you have to upgrade software once. >> >> So preserving consistency, which is the most important when you have lot >> of >> diskless stations ! > > exactly. i'm using just NetBSD 1.5 (uses LITTLE memory) + Xserver, so > there are almost no updates, but anyway - it's stored once. > >>> you may like to make /etc-common directory and put most of files there, >>> and >>> symlinks in each station's /etc >> >> In fact, it makes me think that we miss a concept in mount, or at least i >> don't know it currently : >> imagine a -tl (TransparentLayer) option for mount, allowing to mount >> multiple >> source to the same directory, for instance /etc : > > there is already such think - mount_unionfs > > but i don't use it. > > if you mount over some directory - it's original contents (like my /etc/rc > doing exec /systemrc) gets hidden. > >> >> mount -r yournfsserver:/basic/etc /etc >> mount -tl -r yournfsserver:/TypeX/etc /etc >> mount -tl -r yournfsserver:/StationY/etc /etc > > mount_unionfs > > but i don't know how stable it is. > >> When you want to change something, you add a rw TransparentLayer : >> mount -tl yournfsserver:/StationYchanges/etc /etc >> >> So that changed or added files are only stored in this rw partition, thus >> very small and easy to manage. >> >> This would be a kind of partition inheritance, like in object languages... >> >> Dreams are allowed :-) > > try mount_unionfs
and mount_nullfs -- Paul _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"