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Old 07-17-2010, 05:23 AM
T o n g
Default Please help me test aufs


The aufs is supposed to be able to unify several directories and
provide a merged single directory. but I found it doesn't work for me any

If you have aufs enabled in your system, please help me test the
following command and post back your result:

mkdir /tmp/rw /tmp/aufs
mount -t aufs -o br=/tmp/rw:${HOME} none /tmp/aufs
mount -o remount,append:${HOME} /tmp/aufs

The command is taken from "4. Usage" section from

Here is my error log:

% mount -t aufs -o br=/tmp/rw:${HOME} none /tmp/aufs
/sbin/mount.aufslink.c:223: AUFS_CTL_PLINK_MAINT: Inappropriate ioctl
for device

% mount -o remount,append:${HOME} /tmp/aufs
mount: can't find /tmp/aufs in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

I suspect that the error might be specific with my aufs build/distro.
Mine is:


Please help.


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