Subject: Re: nullfs and panic: locking against myself
To: Jukka Marin <>
From: Frank van der Linden <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/04/1998 15:49:46
On Sun, Jan 04, 1998 at 12:37:55PM +0200, Jukka Marin wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 04, 1998 at 12:54:47PM +1100, matthew green wrote:
> > i wasn't aware that the locking in any of the weird fs's had really
> > been fixed.  i avoid using things like nullfs, union, etc., for
> > exactly this reason.
> It's funny that these fs's are kept in the tree even though they do not
> work.  Or, it's funny they they haven't been fixed - the problems have
> been known for a looong time now...

I'm in the process of bringing in the parts of Lite2 that we did not
put into the kernel yet; they fix some of these problems. I'll pay
some extra attention to these FSs when i get to them.

Btw: I do use unionfs for manipulating different source trees sometimes..
I guess I'm a thrillseeker ;-)

- Frank