A Union of two directories

Pierre Belanger pbelang1 at oss.cantel.rogers.com
Mon Feb 3 15:15:03 GMT 2003


If there is a collision (2 or more directories with the same name),
what do you think would be the best thing to do?

I understand the idea of merging "2 directories", I think I would
use such a "feature".

I think the "VFS module" should actually support "n" directories.

For the moment, can't you create a symbolic link?

Pierre B.

Arthur Barrett wrote:
> Hi All!
> I am new to Samba and this group and I have a question...
> My company wants to make a "custom" version of Samba which is capable of
> creating a "share" which is actually a union of two directories.
> ie: instead of the share "\\samba\arthur" being /home/arthur,
> we want the share "\\samba\arthur" to be the union of the two directories
> /home/common and /home/arthur
> Why?  It's all to do with version control and limitations in other software.
> The idea is to create a "reserved checkout" in a single directory.  ie: all
> the "read only" code is in /home/common and the "checked out" code is in
> /home/arthur", but the silly end product software wants all the files in 1
> directory (\\samba\arthur).  Oh woe is me!
> So my question is: which source code file is the one that actually opens
> files in the unix file system ?
> Additionally - is anyone else interested in the result ?
> Regards,
> Arthur Barrett

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