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    SubjectRe: Union file system

    On Wed, 27 Nov 1996, Paul Slootman wrote:

    > When I tried Yggdrasil's stuff a couple of years back, that distribution
    > has something called IFS ("Werner's Inherited File System", IIRC). This
    > was used in a configuration where you chose to leave most of the stuff
    > on de CDROM, and your filesystem got mounted over that. You could change
    > files, and those files would be copied to and updated on your filesystem.
    > I recall that it worked quite well. Anyone know why it didn't get into
    > the mainstream kernel?

    The docs say that it still has some known bugs. at least the copy on
    tsx-11. It seems no one knows it exists, so if it gets to be a bit more
    well used I'm sure someone would get upset enough to actually fix it.

    Greg Alexander

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