Re: [PATCH 0/9] overlay filesystem: request for inclusion (v17)

From: Al Viro
Date: Fri Mar 15 2013 - 01:13:33 EST

On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 02:09:14PM +0900, J. R. Okajima wrote:

> If so, it has a big disadvantage for the layer-fs (or branch-fs) to have
> to implement a new method for whiteout.
> Overlayfs implements whiteout as symlink+xattr which consumes an
> inode. And you don't like it, right?
> What I showed is another generic approach without xattr where the new
> method to whiteout is unnecessary.

I'm yet to see the reason that would make implementing that method a big
disadvantage, TBH...
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