RFC: Sharing a wineprefix
fgouget at free.fr
Tue Sep 29 02:37:26 CDT 2009
On Sat, 26 Sep 2009, Paul Chitescu wrote:
> What you're proposing here is essentially an overlay file system.
> You should also know that any such simplistic approach can fail in interesting
> and hardly to debug ways unless the user's prefix is wiped (which you already
> noted) which is unacceptable in most scenarios.
Here's a nice reference on the traps awaiting anyone who wants to write
a union filesystem:
Also note that in the case of Wine a union filesystem does not solve the
problem of the registry since it would not know how to merge the content
of the administrator's and the user's system.reg files. So to make the
unioning complete we would need a union registry too (or make each
registry key and value into its own directory/file!).
Francois Gouget <fgouget at free.fr> http://fgouget.free.fr/
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