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SubjectRe: [GIT PULL] overlay filesystem fixes for 3.18
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On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 12:32 PM, Hans-Peter Jansen <hpj@urpla.net> wrote:
> Dear Miklos,
>
> On Donnerstag, 20. November 2014 17:45:31 Miklos Szeredi wrote:
>>
>> The biggest change is to rename the filesystem from "overlayfs" to
>> "overlay". This will allow legacy overlayfs to be easily carried by distros
>> alongside the new mainline one.
>
> Would you kindly give a firm elaboration of this rename?
>
> Why would a distro kernel maintainer want to keep the external overlayfs
> patches together with the now in kernel module?
>
> Isn't it enough to drop the external patches from distro kernels in order to
> use it successfully or are there any semantic changes hidden that an admin
> should know about?

See this thread:

https://lkml.org/lkml/2014/11/18/433

Thanks,
Miklos


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