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Re: Bug#297606: ITP: unionfs -- Stackable Unification File System

On Wed, Mar 02, 2005 at 09:48:52AM +0100, Roberto Suarez Soto wrote:
> On Mar/01, Eduard Bloch wrote:

> >  unionfs is a Linux kernel driver that provides a unification file system
> >  which can appear to merge the contents of several directories
> >  (branches), while keeping their physical content separate.

> 	I've used this, but briefly, in NetBSD. So maybe I'm missing something
> when I ask: how is this different from "mount --bind" in kernels 2.4 and up?

Hmm. I misread this as the oft-wished-for transparent overlay

Either I'm daft, or the naming/description might need work...
"merge" is possibly the wrong word here?

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