[lfs-support] NFS root...

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun Aug 19 09:53:23 PDT 2012

Michael Robinson wrote:

> I'm debating whether to create a specific kernel for each type of
> network card the 64 bit machines that I want to netboot have or a
> single initial ram file system and a single modular kernel to go
> with that for all of them.

I'd go for a single kernel with modules, but only the modules needed for 
different specific hardware.  It sounds like you would only need a few.

> I'm also debating whether or not I should copy the root NFS exported
> file system to say a local USB key that has 4 gigs or more of available
> space.  USB keys are getting cheaper, they are getting smaller, and they
> are holding more data than they have in the past.  A network root system
> where I transfer the system to local storage is going to be more stable
> and run faster, but this kinda defeats the advantages of and points of
> using NFS root Linux which include no local storage required and no
> requirement to install locally backup/restoration software.

I'm not sure what you are getting at here.  Do what is convenient and 
appropriate for your situation.

   -- Bruce

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