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Re: [tlug] filesystem namespaces

Jim BLACKSON <> writes:

> simon colston wrote: 
> > I came across this article yesterday:
> >
> > which indicates Linus Torvald's appreciation of Bell Labs discernment too.
> Thanks for the link.  When asked to "elaborate more about Plan 9's 
> influences", the article quotes Linus as saying:
> "The kernel also internally supports the notion of filesystem 
> 'namespaces,' which is another Plan 9-like feature. You can think of 
> it as the ability to do per-process mount maps, where different 
> processes actually can see a different organization of the filesystem. 
> It's not actually used all that much, since it's not a feature that 
> people are used to, but it does reflect the common belief among Linux 
> developers that the Plan 9 people had 'good taste.'"
> What is "filesystem namespaces" that Linus talks about?

I know nothing about the implementation of it in the Linux kernel,
but if you want a description and examples of the Plan 9
implementation, it's at:

Hope that helps,


BTW, I'm new to the list. Hoping to make it to the next

Michael Smith |

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