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Re: ShadowFS (status)

From: Moritz Schulte
Subject: Re: ShadowFS (status)
Date: 03 Aug 2001 13:06:26 +0200
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Marcus Brinkmann <> writes:

Hi again,

> Yes, this is important.  The user will get the port from the other
> filesystem, and not a port from shadowfs.  In this sense, shadowfs
> is an aggregation of cross-filesystem hard links in a new directory
> tree (which is the union of the other directory trees).

Is this possible with the current libnetfs? libnetfs is doing that
port creation stuff alone without user-defined callbacks.

netfs_S_dir_lookup() wants netfs_attempt_lookup() to lookup the
node. Then, a new protid/peropen structure is created inside
netfs_S_dir_lookup() via netfs_make_{protid,peropen}() - in
netfs_make_protid() the new port for the user is created with

Moritz Schulte <>
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