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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/7] overlay filesystem: request for inclusion
On 10 June 2011 13:51, Bernd Schubert <> wrote:
> On 06/09/2011 09:32 PM, Andrew Morton wrote:
>> On Thu, 9 Jun 2011 14:49:47 +0100
>> Andy Whitcroft<>  wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jun 08, 2011 at 08:52:33PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
>>> The problem with the userspace alternative is that it does not work. I
>>> tried to run my live CD on top of unionfs-fuse and the filesystem
>>> would fail intermittently leading to random errors during boot.
>> If the implementation is slow or buggy then the appropriate action is
>> to speed it up and to fix the bugs, so these are just non-arguments,
>> IMO.
> Exactly. It is rather sad that people never bothered to file bug reports
> about slow performance issues. I'm one of the upstream authors of
> unionfs-fuse and also use it on my own for live-USB sticks and NFS-booted
> systems and do not have such problems.

The issue is that while I can pause the boot process in initramfs and
the filesystem appears all well and running if I run init off the
filesystem some filesystem operations just fail at random leading to
files seemingly missing intermittently and the live CD failing to

I realize this is tremendously useful information but that's all I can
say about the issue which is why I did not bother to report it

I used whatever was packaged in Debian Squeeze.


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