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The mini_fo filesystem

The mini_fo filesystem

Posted May 12, 2005 15:40 UTC (Thu) by madscientist (subscriber, #16861)
Parent article: The mini_fo filesystem

How does this compare and contrast with unionfs, which seems to be a longer-standing project to allow translucent filesystems?

I'm really interested in this capability for a project I happen to be working on at the moment, actually. Yet again LWN comes through with timely info!

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The mini_fo filesystem

Posted May 22, 2005 11:31 UTC (Sun) by markus78 (guest, #30082) [Link]

Actually mini_fo has been around longer, it just didn't implement all features until the last release ;-)

The main difference between unionfs and mini_fo is features and complexity. Unionfs allows to merge two and more branches with various options for each branch, while mini_fo focuses on merging only two, the base branch that will never be modified and the storage branch that contains the "diff".

This "lack" of features makes mini_fo a lot smaller, what is important as we use it in embedded systems.

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