State Partition

Persistent State Partition #

BurmillaOS will store its state in a single partition specified by the dev field. The field can be a device such as /dev/sda1 or a logical name such LABEL=state or UUID=123124. The default value is LABEL=BURMILLA_STATE. The file system type of that partition can be set to auto or a specific file system type such as ext4.

    fstype: auto

For other labels such as BURMILLA_BOOT and BURMILLA_OEM and BURMILLA_SWAP, please refer to Custom partition layout.

Autoformat #

You can specify a list of devices to check to format on boot. If the state partition is already found, BurmillaOS will not try to auto format a partition. By default, auto-formatting is off.

BurmillaOS will autoformat the partition to ext4 (not what is set in fstype) if the device specified in autoformat:

  • Contains a boot2docker magic string
  • Starts with 1 megabyte of zeros and rancher.state.formatzero is true
    - /dev/sda
    - /dev/vda