Re: ext2 in a dos file/partition

John Henders (
Fri, 8 Mar 1996 14:11:47 -0800 (PST)

You, write:
> "union fs"??? What's a union fs?
> One that costs too much and stops working at the drop of a hat, perhaps?
A union file system can be mounted over another read 0only file system.
The files underneath show through until you modify one, at which time
the midifyed file is written to the union fs. This allows you to, for
instance, compile a kernel on a mounted cdrom drive, where the object
files would be written onto the union fs over layed on it.

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