Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 172349
disklessrc should use tmpfs if no snapshot nfs server
Last modified: 2009-07-14 13:03:08 EDT
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Description of problem:
The disklessrc script, placed in the initrd on for the diskless clients assumes that there is a read-write NFS server for it's use.
In my environemnt this is not desired (I don't trust students), so I would like a mount failure on .snapshot to fallback to a tmpfs mount on the same point.
I don't want any persistant client state anyway...
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Standard diskless client setup
2. Disable read/write NFS export for 'snapshot'
3. Early booup messages indicate it isn't happy: resolv.conf on r/o filesystem etc
Actual Results: Failiure to find an alternate location to write to
Expected Results: Write to local memory
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.
Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?
I no longer have access to the diskless trial setup at the college, so sadly I
can't easily look into this for current releases.
this feature is still not there thought it should be possible and not very hard
moving to devel so it won't lost
This issue is closely related to the bug/feature request #406711 - I think the
best solution (or proposed solution) would be to improve format of files and
files.custom files in the the snapshot directory to contain the source device as
well (ala fstab). For example:
Or something like this.
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