Posted Jan 11, 2007 11:33 UTC (Thu) by nix
Parent article: Unionfs
unionfs also stops unioning at mount points, which is really annoying and makes it unusable for a lot of purposes. e.g. a lot of the path-translation stuff in fakeroot could be avoided (and robustness improved) if you could union-mount the fakeroot directory over / before running the fakerooted command, so the changes that `make install' or whatever did landed in the fakerooted directory, but it normally saw the original /. But this doesn't work because of the mount-point-traversal problem.
(Oh, and also the corruption thing as well, of course: it's kind of annoying to avoid writing to /-and-all-subdirectories while fakeroot is running :) ).
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