Re: Loopback (dir->dir) mounting (NOT -o loop)

From: Alexander Viro (
Date: Thu Jun 01 2000 - 09:36:10 EST

On 1 Jun 2000, James H. Cloos Jr. wrote:

> >>>>> "AV" == Alexander Viro <> writes:
> AV> mount -t bind old new
> Cool. I hadn't noticed that go in either. Looks like it showed up in
> 2.3.99-pre7 (pre7-7 to be preceise), for those who don't have a
> mirror on their workstation....
> Any chance of a backport to 2.2? I don't see it in 15 or the pre 16s.

Yeah, if you don't mind couple of months worth of extensive rewrites in
lookup-related code and change of quite a few data structures. After that
the thing becomes a trivial side effect. IOW, it will be a cold day in
hell when such a backport will happen. Sorry, this puppy is 2.4-only.

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