Re: Union file system

Andi Gutmans (
Thu, 28 Nov 1996 17:10:35 +0200 (EET)

On Thu, 28 Nov 1996, Matthias Urlichs wrote:
> A loopback mount is far easier than a union file system, and a big
> necessity if you need to set up multiple chrooted environments.
> And don't tell me to use a NFS back-mount. NFS is not a solution, NFS is a
> problem in and of itself. (Did anybody check the speed of nfs vs smbfs?)


I don't really understand why loopback mounts don't exist in Linux then.
It really doesn't sound too hard to implement for someone who knows the fs
code of Linux fairly well.
Any volunteers? Loopback filesystems are great.......