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I am writing a stackable file system which requires some database file. I am thinking of taking it as mount time argument and then reading it's content into private field of superblock of mounted FS. Precisely I intend to do this:

mount -t wrapfs -o pattdb=database.db /some/mounted/point /mount/point

Here I'm having problem in figuring out where does(in what field of FS does it reside) the file database.db go?

  • mount the thing /some/mounted/point to /mount/point as filesystem type wrapfs, and tell wrapfs to use the option pattdb=database.db. Refer to wrapfs' documentation for what that pattdb thing means. – Arthur2e5 Oct 29 '15 at 4:26
  • I don't understand the question. What do you mean by “field of FS”? – Gilles Oct 31 '15 at 23:13
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Mount time argument with -o option is received in raw_data field of wrapper file system's mount function.

struct dentry *wrapfs_mount(struct file_system_type *fs_type, int flags,
            const char *dev_name, void *raw_data)

This function is defined in main.c and for the case above, raw_data points to string pattdb=database.db.

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