GSoC 2013: unionfs rewrite

C Davis cd.rattan at
Mon Apr 15 23:37:52 PDT 2013


I'm thinking about making a proposal for the unionfs project.

On the subject of whiteouts, I've done some digging, and found this
message from a few years ago:

Matthew Dillon mentions that files with special suffixes could be used to
represent deleted files. Various unionfs implementations on Linux
seem to do something pretty similar with special files on the writable

Would there be any objections to handling deletions this way, at least
to start with?


C Davis
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