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Re: Anybody working on removing sendmail from base?

From: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2003 11:38:00 -0700 (PDT)

:Are varsyms a part of DFVFS, or are they seperate and alongside it?
:If they are seperate - is it a duplication of functionality?

    Separate and alongside it.  Variant symlinks would be implemented in
    the core namei() and lookup() procedures, not in filesystems. 
    Essentially they would simply be a reinterpretation of the contents of
    a symlink.  e.g.  "/usr/local/etc/{$apache_version}/blah/blah/blah".

:Taking that into account, it looks like varsyms and DFVFS+unionfs, are
:two different ways of solving the same problem.  Are both needed?  Can
:the work of varsyms be done with, say, DFVFS+viewfs, where viewfs is a

    Unionfs is like a bull running through the streets.  Variant symlinks
    are like a feather floating down from the sky.  i.e.  unionfs is
    severe overkill.  

					Matthew Dillon 

:At least, as I understand it.

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