Re: Union file system

Derrick J. Brashear (
Tue, 3 Dec 1996 14:11:49 -0500 (EST)

> 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?)
> Hey,
> 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.......

I agree. So does the person who wrote one: has one