Re: [GIT PULL] overlay filesystem fixes for 3.18

From: Hans-Peter Jansen
Date: Fri Nov 21 2014 - 06:33:09 EST

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?

BTW: congrats to all involved parties. A layered filesystem finally arrived in
the Linux kernel! This is a quantum leap for creative system architects.


proud user of aufs (and formerly unionfs) based fat diskless systems since
about a decade.
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