Re: Toronto Filsystem?

Harald Milz (
Sat, 28 Feb 98 18:21 CET

Stefan Reinauer ( wrote:
> Hi..
> I heard there were some attempts to implement some kind of
> Toronto Filesystem in Linux
> (Toronto is a "filesystem" which allows mounting a rw-Device on top of a
> readonly directory and all write accesses go to the rw-Device, so that
> it`s possible to alter CDs or NFS-ro-mounted data locally.)

There was an "inheriting filesystem" years ago, initially developed by
Werner Almesberger AFAIK and heavily perused by the Unifix folks. Werner's
IFS died, however, in the late .99's.

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