Re: Unionmount status?

From: Hugh Dickins
Date: Fri Apr 15 2011 - 17:48:37 EST

On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 5:29 AM, Miklos Szeredi <miklos@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 1:51 PM, Michal Suchanek <hramrach@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 15 April 2011 13:31, Miklos Szeredi <miklos@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 1:22 PM, Michal Suchanek <hramrach@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> Cleaning up temporary files...
>>>> [ Â Ânn.nnnnnn] overlayfs: ERROR - failed to whiteout 'motd'
>>>> find: cannot delete `./motd': Operation not supported
>>> What is the upper filesystem type? ÂIs xattr support enabled?
>> The upper filesystem is tmpfs and there is not option regarding XATTR
>> in the config.
> Apparently tmpfs does not support generic xattr. ÂI understand why
> tmpfs is an attractive choice for an upper filesystem, so this should
> be addressed.
> I see two options here:
> 1) implement generic xattr in tmpfs
> 2) take whiteout/opaque support from union mounts and use that
> Both have advantages and disadvantages.
> Any thoughts?

Please get together with Eric: he's having trouble whipping up
enthusiasm for his tmpfs xattr patch, he and I would both appreciate
your support (and if I've persuaded him to leave out a part of it that
you would need, join forces to call me an idiot). Mainly I'm hoping
to hear from hch and jmorris on it, being xattr-illiterate myself.

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