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RancherOS without local storage

RancherOS is another one of those JE (just enough) Linux distros. When I discovered it there was this:
If you are running from the ISO RancherOS will be running from memory. In order to persist to disk you need to format a file system with the label RANCHER_STATE.
At the time I was reading this I was under the impression that (a) persistence was optional (b) and that it was incomplete. Sadly, now that I read it again I read something completely different. But at the time the emphasis was on "not ready".

Now, as I reconsider the statement, I have a different opinion. Why not simply leave the OS ephemeral so that it is reloaded every time it boots. Meaning that one might boot the baremetal and PXE boot the root OS every time. Then with a little magic have the first boot register the system with some MCP(master control program) and start processing.

This means that here has to be a few static services like a registry for the instance containers and a storage vault for a network filesystem. and a few bootstrapped services. The idea would be for some sort of self organizing dynamic system.

If you think about it a little it's got some salsa to it.

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