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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/13] overlay filesystem: request for inclusion (v16)
    On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 02:50:02PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 8:41 AM, Miklos Szeredi <> wrote:
    > > Al and Linus,
    > >
    > > Please consider overlayfs for inclusion into 3.10.
    > Yes, I think we should just do it. It's in use, it's pretty small, and
    > the other alternatives are worse. Let's just plan on getting this
    > thing done with.
    > Al, I realize you may not love this, but can you please give this a
    > look? People clearly want to use it. In particular the new interfaces,
    > like the inode ops open function with dentry passed in or whatever?
    > The changes outside of overlayfs looked fine to me.

    I'll post a review tonight or tomorrow. FWIW, I was not too happy with
    it the last time I looked, but I'll obviously need to reread the whole

    I *have* looked at unionmount lately, and the recent modifications dhowells
    is doing there are closing most of my problems with that; on the other hand,
    there's no fundamental reason why both can't get merged. Hell, might as
    well resurrect aufs, while we are at it...

    union-like things are actually on top of my "things to deal with this cycle"
    list, closely folowed by rework of ->readdir().

    Miklos, two points:
    * I would very much prefer to deal with that (as well as unionmount and
    aufs) as git branches _expected_ to be reordered/rebased/folded/mutilated/etc.
    while we are sorting all that stuff out. For now, let's base them on -rc1.
    I expect that vfs.git will grow common stem, with bits and pieces of those
    guys getting gradually pulled into it, at which point(s) the rest will be
    * what Linus just said about bisectablity
    Oh, and the third one - I still owe you a bottle of your choice for sorting
    the atomic_open shite out. Is there any chance you'll be able to attend
    LSFS this year?

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