[RFC PATCH 0/5] Reducing prefix size with FUSE OverlayFS

Rémi Bernon rbernon at codeweavers.com
Mon Mar 30 07:56:04 CDT 2020

On 3/30/20 2:50 PM, Gabriel Ivăncescu wrote:
> Hi Rémi,
> I like the general idea personally. I use something similar on my setup, 
> which is custom though, but I use the overlayfs itself rather than the 
> FUSE variant (well since I could give it privileges, not suitable for 
> distribution).


> Is there a reason you're moving the registry files? As you said, they'll 
> get quickly overwritten anyway and doesn't make much sense to me. Of 
> course, to "solve" this you'd have to just set multiple prefixes in 
> WINEPREFIX_OVERLAYS instead of their drive_c, and then the underlying 
> mechanism will:

The reason is mostly because of the disabled wineboot. In order for the 
upper layer to have the correctly initialized registry on the initial 
prefix creation, it has to read it from the lower dir.

Of course with a smarter prefix update that would maybe not be necessary 
but I was on the easy path.
Rémi Bernon <rbernon at codeweavers.com>

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