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Re: wiping of unused space on ext3



On Sep 07, 2006  17:40 -0500, Matt Stegman wrote:
> Well, the manpage does say:

Also, right when 's' is defined, see Note:

	When  a  file  with  the  ā€˜sā€™ attribute set is deleted, its blocks are
	zeroed and written back to the disk.  Note: please make sure  to  read
	the bugs and limitations section at the end of this document.

> BUGS AND LIMITATIONS
>        The `c', 's', and `u' attributes are not honored by the ext2 and
>        ext3 filesystems  as implemented  in the current  mainline Linux
>        kernels.  These attributes may be implemented in future versions
>        ext2 and ext3.

Cheers, Andreas
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Andreas Dilger
Principal Software Engineer
Cluster File Systems, Inc.


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