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Re: ShadowFS (status)

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: ShadowFS (status)
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2001 15:10:39 +0200
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On Fri, Aug 03, 2001 at 02:16:38PM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> > Perhaps the shadowfs should get out of the game and return a real port
> > as soon as there is a single matching directory?
> A nice idea.  Note that there are two cases, the lookup on the directory and
> the lookup below the directory.  In the first case, you return a port to the
> directory, in the second you provide a retry port to glibc.
> If you decide to do either, you are cutting off the possibility that tan
> application becomes aware of files created in other shadowed filesystems
> afterwards.

That is, if it is a directory below such a directory that is looked up.  If
it is a file, it doesn't matter.

Also an interesting case: One underlying fs provides a file x, and one a
directory x.  What do you do?


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