[TUHS] RFS was: Re: UNIX of choice these days?

Kurt H Maier khm at sciops.net
Sat Sep 30 03:02:46 AEST 2017


On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 10:46:16AM -0600, Grant Taylor wrote:
>
> I am guessing dhcp and / or bootp, combined with tftp for kernel
> image, and NFS for root.
          
I run linux workstations and a few supercomputers by PXE booting via    
DHCP, serving a kernel and initrd over tftp, then having init download a
rootfs tarball, which gets extracted to a ramdisk.  switch_root(8) makes
it easy.  xCAT automates it.

       
khm



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