Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/sys
To: Jaromir Dolecek <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: source-changes
Date: 03/18/2003 10:46:45
On Tue, 18 Mar 2003, Jaromir Dolecek wrote:

> Well, I moved bunch of UNION filesystem specific code to UNION filesystem
> specific sources, and added a hook so that the UNION fs can be loaded
> via LKM. There is no functionality lost to previous state. It's
> up to someone implementeing otherUNION filesystem to make sure the code
> is flexible enough to allow that. Adding some generic 'readdir hook'
> framework is overkill when you have exactly one consumer. And given
> that no other UNION filesystem implementation appeared in last
> 10 years, I don't think it would appear overnight _now_.

Uhm, certainly not with that attitude. :-)

> I probably don't understand what you want me to do. What problem
> do you have with current code?

The problem is it's a hack. The reason the LKM was a problem is that it
was a hack, for a long time. You're propagating the fact it's a hack, by
bandaging over the problem.

Take care,