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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/7] overlay filesystem: request for inclusion

Michal Suchanek:
> Is there any reason why a directory cannot be whiteout?

Just to reduce consuming inodes.

> It may possibly hide a XXXXXXXX file if it is later added to the lower layer.

No, because it is "doubly" whiteouted.

> Just as whiteout has totally different file-type from a file. It's
> specific to the union.

Ok, we are talking about different whiteouts.

J. R. Okajima

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