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    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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