[OpenAFS] stackable file system above OpenAFS

Volkmar Glauche volkmar.glauche@uniklinik-freiburg.de
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:57:52 +0200

Dear Erik,

if you don't find a good overlay solution, I'd recommend looking at some
tools that prepare (i.e. partition, mount, pre-populate if necessary)
local disks during boot. We use oneSIS (http://www.onesis.org/) and are
quite happy with this solution. It is a feature-rich tool, but still
easy to use. If you have some basic perl knowledge, it is even quite
easy to debug or extend to your own needs.



Am 19.09.2014 um 10:09 schrieb Erik Braun:
> (Background for this question: many linux computers use a root
> filesystem, which is provided via OpenAFS. Some directories, like
> /var/…, must be writable)
> Hello,
> I still have the problem described here:
> https://lists.openafs.org/pipermail/openafs-info/2014-June/040748.html
> Since neither AUFS nor OpenAFS change their behaviour (for good reasons,
> no offense intended), I am forced to take action. The easiest way to get
> back a running configuration is for me, that I substitude AUFS with an
> other stackable file system.
> Unfortunately, the new and simple overlayfs does not run together with
> OpenAFS (subdirectories are still not writeable).
> Can you recommend an other overlay filesystem or an other way to achieve
> my goal)
> with best regards.
> Erik
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