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SubjectRe: [RFC] Filesystem with multiple mount-points
On Sun, 2 May 2004, GNU/Dizzy wrote:

> > for filesystem metadata, journals... Making those directories soft-links
> > into one writable partition would work, but is not too nice.
> How about mounting the big volume somewhere and using -o bind to mount
> some paths within it in different places of your needs ? I know that -o
> bind doesnt honor -o ro yet but if you really needed maybe you can make a
> patch for that, I for one would be very interested about that.
> check "man mount" about more information about "bind"
> Also notice that linux (starting with some 2.3.x version if I remember
> well) already supports multiple mount points for a given "source" like
> mount /dev/hda1 /mnt1
> mount /dev/hda1 /mnt2 and so on

See "not nice" above. With the proposed option I would like to avoid
having one file appear at multiple paths. IOW each file would appear in no
more than 1 place in the tree.

Guennadi Liakhovetski

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