Re: unionfs

From: Horst von Brand
Date: Sat Mar 13 2004 - 23:24:47 EST

Ian Kent <raven@xxxxxxxxxx> dijo:
> On Thu, 11 Mar 2004, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
> >
> > I'll have to, as this is needed for AVFS. Not unionfs, but something
> > similar, that allows file/directory lookups for special filenames to
> > be redirected to another filesystem.
> I have a need for this in autofs4 also.

At least some Unices have context-dependent symlinks, and AFAIR there was
something like this in Linux a _long_ while back (perhaps just in Red Hat,
must have been the second half of the '90s). It was discarded as too much
mess (in kernel, in userspace, and in wetware) for little gain, IIRC.
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