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SubjectRe: Wrapfs a stackable file system


On 21 Sep 2001, Oystein Viggen wrote:

> * [ David Chow]
>
> > The idea is orinigally from FiST, a stackable file system. But the FiST
> > owner Erez seems given up to maintain the project. At the time I receive
> > the code, it is so buggy, even unusable, lots of segmentation fault
> > problems. I have debugging the fs for quite a while. Now it is useful in
> > just use as a file system wrapper. It is useful in chroot environments
> > and hardlinks aren't available. It wraps a directory and mount to
> > another directory on tops of any filesystems.
>
> Is this not essentially what we already have with mount --bind in 2.4?

Bindings can be used to get the same result, but underlying mechanics is
different. Wrapfs is not the most interesting application of FiST, so it's
hardly a surprise...

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