Re: Still ext2-corruption in test8-pre5 (incl. OOPS)

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Tue Sep 05 2000 - 20:31:06 EST

On Tue, 5 Sep 2000, Alexander Viro wrote:
> How about reverting to compare-and-write-if-nonzero variant?
> _That_ will be definitely legal.

Yes, but I would really hate to have the case that a (shortening) truncate
could fail due to disk-full issues.

I think that's just wrong (sure, I can see some filesystem where it
happens because of how the filesystem is done, but basically I think we
should avoid it if possible. Which it is).


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