Subject: Abusing NFS+UNIONFS to avoid BSDOBJDIR.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Whitesel <email@example.com>
Date: 07/02/1999 00:35:36
I would like to use the following scheme to track -current on my home net:
1. stable central machine (beefy UW disks, 100bT) SUPs the various
source collections and NFS exports them.
2. 8-port switch provides full 10bT bandwidth (modulo some tuning)
for 7 client machines to the central machine's 100bT.
3. The client machines all NFS-mount the source read-only, and union
mount local storage on top of it.
4. The client machines build -current inside their union mounts,
without using BSDOBJDIR.
Barring bugs in UNIONFS, it seems to me that this method should work.
Of course I have to be careful about local files obscuring changes
brought in by SUP, but that's a manageable nuisance.
Am I doomed before I start? I think this would be a lot cleaner than
hordes of little symlinks running around.
toddpw @ best.com