On Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 3:31 PM, Paul W. Frields <stickster(a)gmail.com> wrote:
The Workstation WG meeting will be held Wednesday 2016-09-28 at
11:00am EDT (1500 UTC).
The agenda looks a little light at the moment; I may have missed
something obvious while working on other things. Corrections and
additions are gratefully accepted:
* GNOME 3.22 crashes (Shell, webkitgtk4, other?)
* Talking points completion for Final needed
More of a food for thought and heads up than anything urgent or
needing a decision.
Cloud folks are looking to change atomic host deliverables from using
LVM thinly provisioned storage for containers, to overlayfs (and XFS),
for Fedora 26 . The summary is:
- Overlayfs instead of dm-thin, continue to use XFS 
- Installer default partitioning changes needed
- Workstation may want to do the same thing
My take is to mimic what the cloud folks do, it'll make it easier to
do the installer change; easier to explain to anyone who cares about
such details; the test coverage will be broader.
What makes Workstation different down the road though, are upgrades.
How, and whether, conventional installs are converted @ upgrade time
to rpm-ostree based installs. So there may be a way to settle on a new
layout that works well for both conventional and rpm-ostree installs,
so that it's easier to do conversions at upgrade time, if that's a
plausible use case in the distant and shiny future.
The Docker device mapper storage driver uses XFS as the backing file
system on thinly provisioned storage; so this would be a file system
change for Workstation. It is possible to use ext4 on overlayfs, but
there's some eye glazing considerations about inodes, and such, that
you can ignore for now.