Overwrite Mechanism

Schrittesser, Florian F.Schrittesser at hofburg.com
Wed Feb 24 08:49:02 UTC 2010

Hi all,
i wanted to ask you all about the exact overwrite mechanism used in
ext3; is the information in the datablocks overwritten or written to a
new location and the information in the referring inode is changed? Is
it depending on the application used (and the functions it calls) or
independent from that?
Please don't hesitate to go into further details and thanks for your

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