Re: OK to mount multiple FS in one dir?

From: Alexander Viro (
Date: Sun Feb 25 2001 - 01:10:48 EST

On Wed, 7 Feb 2001, John R Lenton wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 07, 2001 at 12:25:10AM -0600, Peter Samuelson wrote:
> >
> > [Wakko Warner]
> > > I have a question, why was this idea even considered?
> >
> > Al Viro likes Plan9 process-local namespaces. He seems to be trying to
> > move Linux in that direction. In the past year he has been hacking the
> > semantics of filesystems and mounting, probably with namespaces as an
> > eventual goal, and this is one of the things that has fallen out of the
> > implementation.
> Aren't "translucid" mounts the idea behind this?

Nope. Completely different beast - bindings have nothing to layered
filesystems. I.e. if we bind /foo to /bar then /foo/barf and /bar/barf
are the same object. Translucent-type would have one of them redirecting
all requests to another.

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