OverlayFS is a Linux kernel file-system mainlined with Linux 3.18. OverlayFS is commonly used by Linux Live CD/USB systems.

OverlayFS Linux & Open-Source News

OpenZFS 2.2-rc3 Released With Linux 6.4 Support   Linux Storage   2023-07-28
OpenZFS 2.2-rc1 Brings Linux Container Support, BLAKE3 Checksums, Block Cloning   Linux Storage   2023-06-30
EROFS Receives Some Useful Improvements With Linux 6.4   Linux Storage   2023-04-30
SquashFS Gains Support For IDMAPPED Mounts With Linux 6.2   Linux Storage   2022-12-18
OverlayFS Adding Support For IDMAPPED Layers For Various Benefits   Linux Storage   2022-05-30
Lennart Talks Up The Power Of systemd-sysext For Testing /usr Changes   systemd   2022-04-27
OverlayFS On Linux 5.15 Improves Performance, Copies Up More Attributes   Linux Storage   2021-09-08
Systemd 248 Released With System Extension Images Feature, More TPM2/FIDO2 Integration   systemd   2021-03-30
systemd 248 RC1 Released With New "System Extension Images" Concept   systemd   2021-02-22
FUSE, OverlayFS, Ceph Ready With Improvements For Linux 5.11   Linux Storage   2020-12-19
OverlayFS Adds A "Volatile" Option - Faster Performance But All Syncs Are Omitted   Linux Storage   2020-10-17
OverlayFS Can Be Paired With VirtIO-FS On Linux 5.7   Linux Storage   2020-04-08
Linux 5.5-rc2 Kernel Released   Linux Kernel   2019-12-15
Systemd 242 Released With XBOOTLDR Support, Networkd L2TP Tunnels   systemd   2019-04-11
Systemd 242 Gearing Up For Release With XBOOTLDR Support, Other New Features   systemd   2019-04-03
UBIFS & OverlayFS Updates Hit The Linux 4.19 Kernel   Linux Storage   2018-08-23
OverlayFS Adds NFS Export Support In Linux 4.16   Linux Storage   2018-02-05
The Linux Kernel Is Still Rectifying The Year 2038 Problem   Linux Kernel   2017-11-19
Btrfs For Linux 4.15 Picks Up Compression Improvements, Continued Optimizations   Linux Kernel   2017-11-13
Oracle Now Supports Btrfs RAID5/6 On Their Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel   Oracle   2017-09-17
Summer 2017 Linux Hardware Statistics From OpenBenchmarking.org   Hardware   2017-07-10
There's Progress In 2017 For Running macOS Binaries On Linux   Apple   2017-02-06
UBIFS Supports OverlayFS In Linux 4.9, Readying UBI For MLC Support   Linux Storage   2016-10-13
OverlayFS SELinux Support For Linux 4.9 Kernel   Linux Kernel   2016-10-04
Some of The Other Pull Requests Arriving For Linux 4.8 This Week   Linux Kernel   2016-07-29
Clear Linux Already Jumps Onto The Linux 4.7 Kernel   Clear Linux   2016-07-26
F2FS & Btrfs Get Fixes For Linux 4.7 Kernel   Linux Storage   2016-05-22
Clonezilla 2.4.2-10 Makes Use Of OverlayFS & Systemd   Operating Systems   2015-06-10
XFS Updates Submitted For Linux 4.1 Kernel   Linux Storage   2015-04-23
The Big Features Of The Linux 4.0 Kernel   Linux Kernel   2015-03-29
Systemd Change Allows For Stateless Systems With Tmpfs   systemd   2015-03-24
Linux 4.0-RC1 Tagged, Linux 4.0 Will Bring Many Notable Improvements   Linux Kernel   2015-02-22
Changes Already For Linux 3.20 (Linux 4.0?) Are Very Exciting   Linux Kernel   2015-02-14
Multiple Read-Only Layers Added To OverlayFS   Linux Kernel   2015-02-11
Windows 10, PS4, C4 & Systemd News Kicked Off 2015   Phoronix   2015-02-01
Google Admin Encourages Trying Btrfs, Not ZFS On Linux   Linux Storage   2015-01-20
CoreOS Moves From Btrfs To EXT4 + OverlayFS   Free Software   2015-01-18
Features Of The Linux 3.19 Kernel: Graphics & Disks Rule   Linux Storage   2014-12-22
Features Added So Far To The Linux 3.19 Kernel   Linux Kernel   2014-12-15
Multi-Layer Support Coming To OverlayFS In Linux 3.19   Linux Kernel   2014-12-09
The Linux 3.18 Kernel Brings Many Great Changes   Linux Kernel   2014-12-06
Limba: Experimental Linux Software Installer Using OverlayFS   Free Software   2014-11-10
Linux 3.18-rc2 Brings OverlayFS, Other Late Merges   Linux Kernel   2014-10-26
OverlayFS Finally Offered For Pulling Into Linux 3.18   Linux Kernel   2014-10-26
Features GNOME Developers Want In The Linux Kernel   GNOME   2014-10-21
Linux 3.18-rc1 Released One Week Early With Many Changes   Linux Kernel   2014-10-19
Changes So Far For The Linux 3.18 Kernel   Linux Kernel   2014-10-11
Linux 3.17 Kernel Released With Many Great Features   Linux Kernel   2014-10-05
OverlayFS Proposed For The Linux 3.18 Kernel   Linux Kernel   2014-09-29
Fedora Gets A Kernel Playground Repository   Fedora   2014-07-09
Cross-Rename Support Closer For The Linux Kernel   Linux Kernel   2014-01-13
openSUSE 13.1 M2 Plays On PulseAudio 4.0   SUSE   2013-06-16
OverlayFS File-System Proposed For Linux 3.10 Kernel   Linux Kernel   2013-03-13
Mageia 3 Beta 3 Ships Linux 3.8, Uses Journalctl   Operating Systems   2013-03-10
Mageia 3 Beta 2 Is Ready For Testing   Operating Systems   2013-01-26
Mageia 3 Beta 1 Surfaces For The Holidays   Operating Systems   2012-12-20
Mageia 3 Alpha 3 Is Ready To Go   Operating Systems   2012-11-14
Mageia 3 Gets Its Second Alpha Release   Operating Systems   2012-10-15
Mageia 3 Alpha 1 Begins A New Cycle   Operating Systems   2012-09-08