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SubjectRe: [PATCH 17/38] union-mount: Union mounts documentation
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On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 20:39, Valerie Aurora <vaurora@redhat.com> wrote:
> +git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/fs/ext2/val/e2fsprogs.git
> +
> +Currently, whiteout directory entries are not returned to userland.
> +While the directory type for whiteouts, DT_WHT, has been defined for
> +many years, very little userland code handles them.  Userland will
> +never see fallthru directory entries.

This may be a dumb question (I must admit I did only very little research),
but how does one cleanup the topmost layer of whiteouts and fallthroughs,
so that the entries of lower layer(s) can be made visible again?
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