Schedule for Monday's FESCo Meeting (2012-06-18)

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Fri Jun 22 15:21:30 UTC 2012


On 22 June 2012 15:27, Lennart Poettering <mzerqung at 0pointer.de> wrote:
> a) make a snapshot of the fs, and make it where all changes from now on
> are written to, but do not make it the default snapshot to be mounted
> for the next boot.
> b) make the updates
> c) if the update succeeded make the previously created snapshot the new
> default, otherwise just drop it.

Yes, agreed.

> The result of this will be that the OS will either be in the old state,
> or in the new state, but not in half-way state. This should also allow
> the user to hard reboot any time without any ill-effect.

Right. I was playing with this a bit last night, is there any kind of
informal naming rules when generating the btrfs snapshot name? Should
the date and time be encoded for instance? The process name? Ideas
welcome.

Thanks,

Richard.


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