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    Phoronix: Multiple Read-Only Layers Added To OverlayFS

    OverlayFS was added to the Linux 3.18 kernel and for Linux 3.19 this file-system popular to live Linux distributions gained multi-layer support. For Linux 3.20 this file-system is now having support for multiple read-only layers...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...rlayFS-Changes

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    Multiple layers in 3.19

    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: Multiple Read-Only Layers Added To OverlayFS

    OverlayFS was added to the Linux 3.18 kernel and for Linux 3.19 this file-system popular to live Linux distributions gained multi-layer support. For Linux 3.20 this file-system is now having support for multiple read-only layers...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...rlayFS-Changes
    I am a little confused here

    Does overlayfs in kernel 3.19 support multiple layers?

    Or is it forst in 3.20 this will be offered?

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      will it allow to boot disk-less, overlayfs based systems over NFS again?

      Is this mean that 3.20 (a.k.a 4.0) will finally allow to boot disk-less, overlayfs based systems over NFS?
      This was working OK for pre overlayfs merge (pre 3.18).

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