Subject: Re: unionfs
To: Jukka Marin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Phil Knaack <email@example.com>
Date: 11/18/1996 16:18:10
>Someone mentioned that unionfs is broken and doesn't work in all
>circumstances. Is it safe to use it to mount a local disk over an NFS
>mounted disk for kernel/userland builds? I'm running pre-1.2 -current
>and 1.2 on my machines at the moment.
Indeed. I do this in two different places, between two machines at
home, and two machines at work.
Someone mentioned that the problems with unionfs have to do with
two simultaneous processes accessing a union-mounted area, although I've
been using union-mounted source directories to rebuild the world for many
moons and versions of netbsd, and have never seen a problem.
Of course, on every machine I use unionfs on, I happen to be the
only user who has an account. =-)
Phillip F Knaack
Database Programmer, Information Development for Extension Audiences (IDEA)
Iowa State University Extension