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by abelM
21 Nov 2017, 16:19
Forum: Development
Topic: a question about whiteouts and persistence
Replies: 15
Views: 281

a question about whiteouts and persistence

Hi burdi01, I feel remarks as discussion indeed and I thank you for them! Well, I'm trying to save significant whiteouts --matching a hidden file-- and to skip useless ones --not matching any file-- If you visit direct update at dump session you'll see a way I'm proposing to work this issue out. Re...
by abelM
21 Nov 2017, 16:08
Forum: Development
Topic: direct update at dump session
Replies: 3
Views: 108

direct update at dump session

Great! I hope it helps :roll:

Regards,
by abelM
21 Nov 2017, 01:47
Forum: Development
Topic: direct update at dump session
Replies: 3
Views: 108

direct update at dump session

Hi guys, This post goes a bit further than the previous one. I have gathered different issues about dump-session and cleanup script and done a rewrite of dump-session to work them out. Cleanup runs in a different environment and I did not try it yet. I am testing this code by now and it seems to wor...
by abelM
21 Nov 2017, 00:21
Forum: Development
Topic: a question about whiteouts and persistence
Replies: 15
Views: 281

a question about whiteouts and persistence

That's it! I also do agree with you whiteouts seem to do no harm although they don't match any file. But you'll find a clutter in your save.dat file if you need to mloop it for some reason. You'll have to eventually remove all whiteouts -- the good and the bad. I see it's not a critical issue but I'...
by abelM
18 Nov 2017, 15:38
Forum: Development
Topic: a question about whiteouts and persistence
Replies: 15
Views: 281

a question about whiteouts and persistence

I see we are working in different contexts. I'm saving persistence in a save.dat file at exit -- changes=EXIT:porteussave.dat in the command line. Whiteouts do appear in /mnt/live/memory/changes/home/guest/ instantly as any other modification I do in the union system. On the other hand /mnt/live/mem...
by abelM
17 Nov 2017, 18:41
Forum: Development
Topic: a question about whiteouts and persistence
Replies: 15
Views: 281

a question about whiteouts and persistence

Hi burdi01, I've read the document -- interesting indeed but I'm asking something different. Do whiteouts have any function in the same branch where files are deleted? It seems not just because there's nothing to hide there. The case is completely different when whiteouts hide files existing in a di...
by abelM
17 Nov 2017, 00:04
Forum: Development
Topic: a question about whiteouts and persistence
Replies: 15
Views: 281

a question about whiteouts and persistence

Hi Ed! I've read the posts you've suggested. All interesting. I've taken your script as reference and worked it out in a primitive way I've booted Porteus in AF mode, opened a terminal and done this su mloop cd /mnt/loop find -name "*.wh.*" -delete cd .. uloop exit I see this is a task I should do f...
by abelM
16 Nov 2017, 16:42
Forum: Development
Topic: a question about whiteouts and persistence
Replies: 15
Views: 281

a question about whiteouts and persistence

Well, besides cleaning my persistent mount using Ed's script, I still have interest to know if whiteouts have a function in the same filesystem -- I'd better say in the same branch -- where matching files have been deleted. In the context of Porteus usage it seems they don't. If so it would be nice ...
by abelM
15 Nov 2017, 21:40
Forum: Development
Topic: direct update at dump session
Replies: 3
Views: 108

direct update at dump session

Hi all! I'd like to show you an alternative way of saving files with dump-session as using the changes=EXIT: cheatcode. The idea is to copy files straightforward from aufs to your persistent mount -- avoiding the need of a temporary folder. This saves writes and memory and feels faster. Besides you ...
by abelM
15 Nov 2017, 15:05
Forum: Development
Topic: a question about whiteouts and persistence
Replies: 15
Views: 281

a question about whiteouts and persistence

Thank you Ed! I'm trying your script.

Regards,
by abelM
15 Nov 2017, 03:03
Forum: General chat
Topic: New Slax is Comming !
Replies: 14
Views: 459

New Slax is Comming !

I agree whith donald. I've been using Porteus and Debian both for years. Finally I've given up Debian and I keep Porteus and Salix. No systemd for me though I respect others' choices.
by abelM
15 Nov 2017, 02:37
Forum: Development
Topic: a question about whiteouts and persistence
Replies: 15
Views: 281

a question about whiteouts and persistence

Hi all, I use Porteus with the changes=EXIT cheatcode and I've noticed my persistent mount is getting cluttered with whiteouts. Aufs use whiteouts to hide files when they are deleted -- it doesn't remove them really. But do whiteouts have a function in the same filesystem where files are deleted? If...
by abelM
07 Nov 2017, 19:18
Forum: Development
Topic: cleanup script copy update
Replies: 35
Views: 846

cleanup script copy update

Thanks M. Eerie! Interesting tip indeed. However the new initrd.xz includes an updated version of busybox which does support cp -u. The cleanup script should also be modified I think. That's why I've asked brokenman for the initrd.xz -- and Ed for the iso file. Editing cleanup and repacking the pres...
by abelM
06 Nov 2017, 20:58
Forum: Development
Topic: cleanup script copy update
Replies: 35
Views: 846

cleanup script copy update

Hi Ed, I suposed so :roll: Now I hope brokenman will upload both files -- ISO and initrd.xz -- so we can test them ;)
by abelM
06 Nov 2017, 16:42
Forum: Development
Topic: cleanup script copy update
Replies: 35
Views: 846

cleanup script copy update

Thank you brokenman!

Could we download just the initrd.xz instead of the whole ISO file? Anyway I don't know if someone makes Porteus load the ISO at boot time

Best regards,