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The Plastic File System

The Plastic File System is an LD_PRELOAD module for manipulating what the file system looks like for programs. This allows virtual file systems to exist in user space, without kernel hacks or modules.

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  •  06 Jul 2007 17:30

    Release Notes: Problems with errno have been fixed. Build problems on 64-bit systems have been fixed. Build problems with locks have been fixed.

    •  06 Jul 2004 11:05

      Release Notes: A bug has been fixed in the viewpath filter's readdir function; it now correctly deals with .whiteout and removed entries. The code has been updated to compile under GCC 3.4. A bug has been fixed in the 64-bit file locking; not all fcntl(2) commands were handled.

      •  03 Mar 2003 05:24

        Release Notes: In this version, a bug which caused a segfault has been fixed. Several GCC 3.2 build problems have been fixed.

        •  03 Feb 2003 09:59

          Release Notes: This release adds a DOS file system filter to imitate DOS 8.3 file names, and a shortname file system filter, to imitate Version 7 Unix 14-character file names. It fixes the segfault bug on Debian, and probably other distros as well, and adds intercepts for the truncate system calls.

          •  24 Jan 2003 04:43

            Release Notes: Several build problems have been fixed. A problem has been fixed which caused recent versions of GNU find to work incorrectly. The problem which caused the chroot filter to constantly print an error message has been fixed. A statfs(2) intercept has been added, so the df(1) command is happier. The nocase, upcase, downcase, and titlecase file system filters have been added.

            Recent comments

            26 Jan 2003 09:19 mrchuoi

            1.4 bug
            - Linux From Scratch, gcc 3.2.1, glibc 2.3.1
            [chuoi@venus chuoi]$ export PLASTICFS="chroot /home/chuoi/a | viewpath /home/chuoi/a /"
            [chuoi@venus chuoi]$ LD_PRELOAD=/home/chuoi/lib/libplasticfs.so bash
            bash: relocation error: /home/chuoi/lib/libplasticfs.so: undefined symbol: __gxx_personality_v0
            [chuoi@venus chuoi]$

            - Knoppix, gcc version 2.95.4 20011002 (Debian prerelease), glibc 2.2.5

            chuoi@venus:~$ export PLASTICFS="chroot /home/chuoi/a | viewpath /home/chuoi/a /"
            chuoi@venus:~$ LD_PRELOAD=/home/chuoi/lib/libplasticfs.so bash
            Segmentation fault
            chuoi@venus:~$ ls a
            dev etc home proc
            chuoi@venus:~$

            HTH

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