Re: union mount (was Re: Transparent mounts)

Pavel Machek (
Fri, 19 Nov 1999 23:47:46 +0100


> Sorry for bothering the list once again with my humble suggestion but coming
> back to ClearCase: why not implement the concept of a view:
> 1. You specify a set of rules which say which file is seen if there is a
> conflict.
> 2. In the case discussed here you also specify where to write.
> On mount these are read by a daemon and the kernel shovels all file I/O to this
> daemon into user-space. The daemon goes through 1 and 2 and does the actual
> file I/O.

Sounds like podfuk to me
:-). Oh,
you'll have to specify your rules in C.

Podfuk might be really usefull for testing if semantics you propose is
reasonable, before putting it into kernelspace.

I'm really Look at  Pavel
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