Subject: Re: union whiteouts persistence intentional?
To: None <>
From: Chapman Flack <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/06/2006 19:42:38
theo borm wrote:

> Whiteouts seem to be persistent entries in the overlaying directory,
> surviving the union being unmounted again, and I'm not quite sure

I can't think of a good way to make them nonpersistent and still have
them be useful ... if you have a union set up in /etc/fstab you probably
want it to look the same way after your next reboot.

But would rm -W be a faster way to get rid of them when you don't
want them?