Joined: Oct. 2006
||Posted: Feb. 29 2008,01:36
You're right, the idea is rather, um, eccentric.
Being able to mount tarballs seemed like a pretty cool idea.
But then I realized that this idea has a fatal weakness.
You can't "merge" files and directories like you can with UnionFS/AuFS.
1. What if '.uci' extensions were writable?
2. What if '.unc' extensions were changed to write only to '/opt'. This would be a complement to '.uci' extensions.
The '.unc' can write into a '.uci' directory. But it can't write into itself (self-referencing is impossible).
3. Lastly, we could retain the '.tar.gz' extensions - for extensions that only write to '/opt/bin'.
I like this idea alot, although it seems somewhat insane.
Okay, here's an even crazier idea:
We could call the 3 types of extension '.dsl1', '.dsl2', & '.dsl3'.