Commit 60b86642 authored by Amir Goldstein's avatar Amir Goldstein Committed by Miklos Szeredi
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ovl: update documentation of inodes index feature



Document that inode index feature solves breaking hard links on
copy up.

Simplify Kconfig backward compatibility disclaimer.

Signed-off-by: default avatarAmir Goldstein <amir73il@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarMiklos Szeredi <mszeredi@redhat.com>
parent 05122443
......@@ -281,9 +281,9 @@ filesystem, so both st_dev and st_ino of the file may change.
Any open files referring to this inode will access the old data.
If a file with multiple hard links is copied up, then this will
"break" the link. Changes will not be propagated to other names
referring to the same inode.
Unless "inode index" feature is enabled, if a file with multiple hard
links is copied up, then this will "break" the link. Changes will not be
propagated to other names referring to the same inode.
Unless "redirect_dir" feature is enabled, rename(2) on a lower or merged
directory will fail with EXDEV.
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......@@ -47,9 +47,6 @@ config OVERLAY_FS_INDEX
The inodes index feature prevents breaking of lower hardlinks on copy
up.
Note, that the inodes index feature is read-only backward compatible.
That is, mounting an overlay which has an index dir on a kernel that
doesn't support this feature read-only, will not have any negative
outcomes. However, mounting the same overlay with an old kernel
read-write and then mounting it again with a new kernel, will have
unexpected results.
Note, that the inodes index feature is not backward compatible.
That is, mounting an overlay which has an inodes index on a kernel
that doesn't support this feature will have unexpected results.
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