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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: give us a hand with arch

From: David Brown
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: give us a hand with arch
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2003 14:19:37 -0700
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On Sat, Sep 27, 2003 at 02:06:39PM -0700, Tom Lord wrote:

> Speaking of file systems: people were talking about the trade-offs of
> hard-linked working copies.  Can't the same aim be achieved, probably
> with greater efficiency, and certainly with greater robustness, by
> using shadow directories?

Have you seen plasticFS
<> by Peter Miller.  It
does shadow directories at user level on systems that support
LD_PRELOAD.  Actually, it currently works on GNU libc systems, but I
have heard of people working on getting it to work elsewhere.

It fails if there are statically linked executables being used.


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