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    [archiso] Allow persistent cow dm-snapshots. · e2055835
    Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi authored
    Add some options to control where all COW files will be located.
    Until this moment all files are located in a tmpfs filesystem.
    Now is posible to set a device via a filesystem label or device node
    plus a directory, where all these files will be stored.
    All dm-snapshot devices will be persistent by default,
    but this can be changed if wanted.
    Take care, a filesystem that does not support sparse files maybe
    is not the best choice for COW files, because they are created with
    the same size (is apparent) like the read-only device (the image.fs inside .sfs).
    Of course sooner or later, depending on use, these files actually end up
    being as big as the read-only device.
    KNOW-ISSUE: On shutdown in step "Unmounting Filesystems" will [FAIL],
        all filesystem except $cow_device, will be unmounted/remounted-ro.
        For this reason this change needs an archiso_shutdown hook, thats
        unmount all block devices used by archiso. (Work in progress)
    Signed-off-by: default avatarGerardo Exequiel Pozzi <vmlinuz386@yahoo.com.ar>