Re: s6-rc plans (was: Build break in s6-rc)

From: Colin Booth <>
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 10:55:33 -0700

On Thu, Aug 13, 2015 at 9:46 AM, Laurent Bercot <> wrote:
> Oh, and btw, I'll have to change s6-rc-init and go back to the
> "the directory must not exist" model, and you won't be able to
> use a tmpfs as live directory - you'll have to use a subdirectory
> of your tmpfs.
Ah bummer. It was fun while it lasted.
> The reason: as it is now, it's too hard to handle all the failure
> cases when updating live. It's much easier to build another live
> directory, and atomically change what live points to - by renaming
> a symlink. And that can't be done if live is a mount point.
Makes sense. In this case can we get a --livedir=DIR buildtime option
so us suckers using a noexec-mounted /run can relocate things easily
without having to type -l <livepath> every time we want to interact
with s6-rc?


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