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

From: Alexander Viro (
Date: Thu Jun 01 2000 - 16:56:34 EST

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

> >>>>> "JC" == "James H. Cloos Jr." <>
> >>>>> "AV" == Alexander Viro <> writes:
> JC> Any chance of a backport to 2.2? I don't see it in 15 or the pre 16s.
> AV> Yeah, if you don't mind couple of months worth of extensive
> AV> rewrites in lookup-related code and change of quite a few data
> AV> structures. After that the thing becomes a trivial side
> AV> effect. IOW, it will be a cold day in hell when such a backport
> AV> will happen. Sorry, this puppy is 2.4-only.
> Yeah. About what I expected from looking at the pre7 patch.

Only -pre7? ;-) Pieces went into the thing since -pre2 or -pre3 - late
February to early May.

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