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SubjectRe: Deletion of big files...
On Wed, 19 May 1999, Gerhard Mack wrote:

> > When a user deletes the files, they do disappear, they just get reassigned
> > to krmd and that's it as far as the user is concerned. krmd wakes up at a
> > suitable free moment and deletes the queued stuff (maybe we can use the
> > timeslice interval to delete n amount of stuff and the go back to sleep,
> > wake up again delete another n amount).
>
> As somone who is chrinically short of hd space I'm begging you not to.

Oh. You're right, it won't work. Guess we'll have to either live with it
*or* redesign the VFS so it spawns a thread (once it's got all the
arguments it needs) to delete the files and returns immediately.

Yes, this could be workable. Have to watch for SMP races though.

Cheers,
Alex
--
"A mind opened by new ideas cannot return to its original limits"

http://www.tahallah.demon.co.uk


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