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Re: Unionmount: proxying the control port


From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Re: Unionmount: proxying the control port
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 23:00:03 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.19 (2009-01-05)

Hi,

On Mon, Aug 03, 2009 at 08:59:15PM +0300, Sergiu Ivanov wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 07:21:59AM +0200, address@hidden
> wrote:

> > It *might* be useful to union-mount the bootstrap filesystem -- I'm
> > just not sure whether it's even possible in theory :-)
> 
> I think I must ask the question which has been around my mind for some
> time: what is a ``bootstrap filesystem''?  Is it a filesystem used at
> Hurd startup (like ext2fs)?

Yes.

> If so, unionmount could be used with a bootstrap filesystem in the
> case of LiveCDs, for instance.

Exactly.

> > > * fsys_forward: in the previous discussion there is a short
> > > explanation why this RPC should be left implemented in the default
> > > version (returning EOPNOTSUPP);
> > 
> > Well, if it can be easily forwarded, we should -- it *might* be
> > useful...
> 
> Unfourtunately, as it has already been discussed on the IRC, I failed
> to overload netfs_S_fsys_* stubs by simple redifinition of the
> corresponding functions.

I must admit that I don't remember what the problem was there...

-antrik-




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