Re: cachefs on linux

From: Matthias Schniedermeyer (
Date: Mon Jun 09 2003 - 15:56:51 EST

On Mon, Jun 09, 2003 at 03:49:36PM -0500, Shawn wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-06-09 at 15:42, Matthias Schniedermeyer wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 09, 2003 at 04:26:01PM -0300, Leonardo H. Machado wrote:
> > > Why has Solaris a CacheFS file system, while linux doesn't?
> >
> > Is this a "You don't know it, you don't need it" thing?
> Well, it's a nice way to simulate writing on r/o filesystems IIRC. Like
> mounting a cdrom then writing to it, but you're not.
> Was that was this was? Anyway, linux also does not have unionFS. If it
> was that big of a deal, someone would write it. As it is, it's a
> whizbang no one cares about enough.

I remember this as "translucent"<whatever>.

IIRC you can do this with "bind"-mounting the writeable-dir over the
read-only dir, but that's from rusted memory, maybe i'm wrong.

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