ideas about a unioning file system

Terry Lambert tlambert2 at
Mon Jun 23 23:30:39 PDT 2003

Andrew Reilly wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-06-20 at 08:15, Mohammad Nayyer Zubair wrote:
> > Has anyone extensively used freebsd unionfs? From a system/network
> > administrator or from a kernel developer standpoint, what do you like
> > about it and what you dont like about it?
> I'm using unionfs thusly:
> # Device                Mountpoint      FStype  Options         Dump
> /dev/vinum/vinum0       /usr            ufs     rw,union        0
> 2

Actually, this is the union mount option, which isn't the same
thing as unionfs.

> > Out of the previous efforts at a unioning file system like the Sun's TFS,
> > 3DFS, Plan 9 and FreeBSD unionfs itself, which fs do you think came close
> > to an ideal unioning file system?
> What's wrong with the one that we have?

It's a mount option, not a file system.  8-).

-- Terry

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