[rfc] replacing /boot/kernel.old with a unique directory name

Test Rat ttsestt at gmail.com
Sun Aug 14 11:51:37 UTC 2011

Test Rat <ttsestt at gmail.com> writes:

> Eduardo Morras <nec556 at retena.com> writes:
>> At 22:06 13/08/2011, Steven Hartland wrote:
>>>> i just had the following idea: how about instead of copying the
>>>> current kernel
>>>>to /boot/kernel.old and then installing the new one under /boot/kernel as the
>>>> results of target installkernel, we create a unique directory name
>>>> for the old
>>>The default size of / is likely your biggest problem.
>> Don't know how much compresable is /boot/kernel.old but tar with -z 
>> or -j may be a workaround. We can extract on demand and swap current
>> /boot/kernel  with new /boot/kernel. Other way of do it is link
>> /boot/kernel  to current kernel and update it, but i don't know
>> (again) if it would work in single user mode.
> There is kgzldr that lets you boot compressed kernels. Try
>   $ gzip /boot/kernel/*
>   $ reboot

Nevermind, I've confused it with gzip support in loader, it also
has bzip2 support which for some reason doesn't work for me

  bzf_read: BZ2_bzDecompress returned -3

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