Re: [PATCH 0/7] overlay filesystem: request for inclusion

From: J. R. Okajima
Date: Sun Jun 19 2011 - 20:44:04 EST

Michal Suchanek:
> Is there any reason why a directory cannot be whiteout?

Just to reduce consuming inodes.

> It may possibly hide a XXXXXXXX file if it is later added to the lower layer.

No, because it is "doubly" whiteouted.

> Just as whiteout has totally different file-type from a file. It's
> specific to the union.

Ok, we are talking about different whiteouts.

J. R. Okajima
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