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From: Miklos Szeredi <>
To: Chengguang Xu <>
Cc: linux-unionfs <>
Subject: Re: Mount failure caused by colon/comma characters in the path of lower/upper dirs
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2021 16:03:11 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Tue, 22 Jun 2021 at 18:30, Chengguang Xu <> wrote:
> Hello,
> Today I got a mount failure report from a docker developer about special characters in overlayfs lower/upper path.
> The root cause is quite straightforward  because overlayfs uses colon/comma as seperator of lowerdir layers and module options.
> However, Colon/Comma characters are valid for directory name on linux so some people(especially container users) hope overlayfs
> could correctly recognize and handle those directories.
> Strengthen option parsing seems a right solution for fixing the issue, what do think for this?

Use backslash as an escape character.  E.g. lower directory named
"ab,cd:ef" needs to be passed to mount as "-olowerdir=ab\,cd\:ef"


  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-09 14:03 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-06-22 16:15 Mount failure caused by colon/comma characters in the path of lower/upper dirs Chengguang Xu
2021-07-09 14:03 ` Miklos Szeredi [this message]
2021-07-10 14:22   ` Chengguang Xu

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