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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/8] overlay filesystem: request for inclusion
On Thu, Aug 04, 2011 at 02:53:29PM +0200, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
> Al, Linus and all interested parties,
>
> Here's the latest version of overlayfs.
>
> git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/mszeredi/vfs.git overlayfs.v11
>
> I think it's been merge-ready for some time and has gotten a fair
> amount of attention and testing from various parties. Yet,
> apparently, it isn't getting closer to being merged.
>
> There's union-mounts which has a very similar feature set, if a
> completely different implementation, but that also is not being
> considered yet for merge.
>
> So, Al, can you please share your thougths?

Simple: please, *please* hold back until we have atomic_open mess sorted
out. I'm fucking sick and tired of playing whack-a-mole in that area -
for nearly three years by now; we fortunately are very close to getting
this shit done right - the main remaining obstacle is ->d_revalidate()
abuse by NFS and I seriously hope to get it over and done with in a week or so.
Once that is done and the damn thing is in #for-next, I'll ping you, dhowells
and probably aufs folks to start sorting this out, so that we would have that
finished before 3.2 opens.


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