[OpenAFS] 'diskless' clients with AFS in Linux initrd

Cees de Groot cg@cdegroot.com
14 Dec 2001 16:43:14 +0100

('diskless' means 'without any local state' :-))

I was wondering whether it was doable/feasible/sensible or downright stupid to
use Linux' initrd feature to:
- start AFS from the initrd disk
- have a dummy root filesystem on the local disk, with just symlinks into
  AFS (some of them made during boot so you point to the /etc for the correct
  node, etcetera);
in order to obtain a configuration with no considerable local state. Has
anyone tried this? It should work (anything goes with initrd :-)), but I
wonder how much work it is to make it work. 

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