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Clean unmount of save-file

June 15, 2010 — BarryK
Patriot has done some excellent work on how to get Puppy to shutdown cleanly:

This has been an issue for a very long time. When Puppy shuts down, the save-file is not properly unmounted. A filesystem check at bootup reveals this, though the errors are not damaging, or so it would seem. But, we would like to get a clean unmount at shutdown.

I have implemented Patriot's first method, which is the simplest. The technique is to prepend another top-layer to the Aufs layers, which then enables the save-layer to be remounted read-only. This technique only applies to PUPMODEs 6 and 12.

The script that I have edited is /etc/rc.d/rc.shutdown.


FFmpeg 0.6 released with WebM / VP8 support! YAY!
Username: panzerpuppy
FFmpeg 0.6 has been released with plenty of changes including support for Google's VP8 codec / WebM and improvements for HTML5/H.264 video playback. Google's VP8 is properly supported in FFmpeg 0.6 via the libvpx library and the Matroska was extended to support the WebM container format. Also, the H.264 and Theora decoders are now significantly faster and the Vorbis decoder has seen important updates.

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