[CentOS] "Overlay" Filesystem Mounts?

Tue Nov 15 17:30:06 UTC 2011
Tim Nelson <tnelson at rockbochs.com>

----- Original Message -----
> On Tue, 15 Nov 2011, Tim Nelson wrote:
> > I'm already doing this. It "works", but is quite messy. I had hoped
> > there
> > would be an actual filesystem merging function that would do this
> > automagically.
> Presumably it's be easy enough to knock up with fuse, but there'd be a
> small
> performance hit compared to the symlink approach.

A small loss of performance would be acceptable.

> Why are you wanting to do this out of interest? Are you merging
> filesystems
> from multiple servers?

Yes, multiple exports on multiple servers. The data is read by a legacy application that does not have a concept of 'multiple data locations' in which to read data from. :-/