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Re: mount_union (was /etc /usr/etc /usr/local/etc

On Jul 21, Rick Hawkins wrote
> which gets to a (non-existant? :) solution to one of my problems.  While
> using macbsd, I found a "mount_union" operation, which allowed a second
> file system to be mounted at the same point.  This would seem to be
> ideal for networks:  mount the server's /usr behind the local, allowing
> it to be searched if there is not a local file.  do we have an
> equivalent?

I vaguely recall an IFS (inheriting file system) patch, that would allow you
to have e.g. /usr on a CD-ROM, and mount another filesystem read-write on
top of it, allowing you to add binaries to /usr/bin.

ART  A friend of mine in Tulsa, Okla., when I was about eleven years old. 
I'd be interested to hear from him. There are so many pseudos around taking 
his name in vain. 
- The Hipcrime Vocab by Chad C. Mulligan 

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