Patchwork [00/12] read-only rootfs support

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Date Jan. 24, 2013, 8:16 a.m.
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git:// ChenQi/readonly-rootfs

Comments - Jan. 24, 2013, 8:16 a.m.
From: Chen Qi <>

The series of patches add support to read-only rootfs.

The main idea is to use symbolic links to create the illuion that some
directories are writable in case of a read-only rootfs.

We use a similar stragety to update-rc.d.bbclass to manage all the recipes
that need to tweak some specific directories to support a read-only rootfs.
These recipes inherit volatiles.bbclass and set VOLATILE_DIR, VOLATILE_LINK
and VOLATILE_PKGS properly.

The advantage of this strategy is that it deligates the task of supporting
read-only rootfs to the recipes, resulting in a better management scheme.

This set of patches have been tested on minimal images with and without
'read-only-rootfs' image feature enabled. Everything is OK.

For sato images, everything is the same as before if 'read-only-rootfs' is not enabled.
With 'read-only-rootfs' enabled, sato image could work if graphic interface is diabled.
When all postinstall problems are resolved, sato image should work well.

The following changes since commit 37e025f6f9c410005e0f1dee0767e38eaec01cbd:

  bitbake: hob: Hob should display warnings generated during parsing (2013-01-21 19:05:31 +0000)

are available in the git repository at:

  git:// ChenQi/readonly-rootfs

Chen Qi (12):
  sysvinit: add ROOTFS_READ_ONLY variable to rcS-default
  image.bbclass: add a hook funtion to support readonly rootfs
  core-image.bbclass: support read-only rootfs
  package.bbclass: add VOLATILE_DIR and VOLATILE_LINK to PACKAGEVARS
  volatiles.bbclass: add recipe
  volatiles_sysvinit.bbclass: add recipe improve this script
  initscripts: let create the /tmp link
  initscripts: inherit volatiles to support read-only rootfs
  dropbear: inherit volatiles to support read-only rootfs
  nfs-utils: inherit volatiles to support read-only rootfs
  dbus: inherit volatiles to support read-only rootfs

 meta/classes/core-image.bbclass                    |    4 +
 meta/classes/image.bbclass                         |   18 ++
 meta/classes/package.bbclass                       |    4 +-
 meta/classes/volatiles.bbclass                     |   11 +
 meta/classes/volatiles_sysvinit.bbclass            |   49 ++++
 .../nfs-utils/                   |    7 +-
 meta/recipes-core/dbus/                    |    7 +-
 meta/recipes-core/dropbear/            |    7 +-
 .../initscripts/initscripts-1.0/        |    9 +-
 .../initscripts-1.0/           |  287 ++++++++++----------
 .../initscripts/initscripts-1.0/volatiles          |    1 +
 meta/recipes-core/initscripts/   |    6 +-
 meta/recipes-core/sysvinit/sysvinit/rcS-default    |    4 +
 meta/recipes-core/sysvinit/     |    2 +-
 14 files changed, 255 insertions(+), 161 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 meta/classes/volatiles.bbclass
 create mode 100644 meta/classes/volatiles_sysvinit.bbclass