ideas about a unioning file system

Donn Miller dmmiller at
Fri Jun 20 01:51:00 PDT 2003

David Schultz wrote:

> Unionfs in FreeBSD has a number of implementation issues.  Many of
> these stem out of locking problems and the fact that VFS layering
> doesn't really work right in FreeBSD.  These are fixable details,
> and perhaps FiST addresses some of these.

That's one thing I was curious about.  Is there a need to redo the VFS 
layer in FreeBSD?  Someone mentioned it as a possible to-do item.  If 
so, would it make it easier to port new filesystems to FreeBSD?

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