Re: [GIT PULL] overlay filesystem fixes for 3.18

From: Miklos Szeredi
Date: Fri Nov 21 2014 - 07:42:07 EST

On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 12:32 PM, Hans-Peter Jansen <hpj@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Dear Miklos,
> On Donnerstag, 20. November 2014 17:45:31 Miklos Szeredi wrote:
>> The biggest change is to rename the filesystem from "overlayfs" to
>> "overlay". This will allow legacy overlayfs to be easily carried by distros
>> alongside the new mainline one.
> Would you kindly give a firm elaboration of this rename?
> Why would a distro kernel maintainer want to keep the external overlayfs
> patches together with the now in kernel module?
> Isn't it enough to drop the external patches from distro kernels in order to
> use it successfully or are there any semantic changes hidden that an admin
> should know about?

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