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    SubjectRe: FS Unions


    On Mon, 14 Jun 1999, Jeff Garzik wrote:

    > Eric Brunet wrote:
    > >
    > > In ens.rezo.mailing-lists.linux-kernel, you wrote:
    > > >All modifications go into the overlapping fs. All you need from it is a
    > > >way to represent whiteouts (normally done as entries with reserved
    > > >inumber value).
    > >
    > > I don't quite understand: do you have to modify all the filesystems to
    > > introduce the concept of ``whiteouts'' and ``non-transparent
    > > directories'' ?
    >
    > No, this can be implemented on top of any traditional filesystem.

    Excuse me, how? More specifically - how will unlink() work?


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