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SubjectRe: [datapoint] Re: 2.5.7 rm -r in tmpfs problem
On Sat, 23 Mar 2002, Alexander Viro wrote:

> On Sat, 23 Mar 2002, Mike Galbraith wrote:
>
> > On Fri, 22 Mar 2002, Mike Galbraith wrote:
> >
> > > Greetings,
> > >
> > > While doing some testing, I ran into a problem where rm -r doesn't
> > > remove all files in a tmpfs directory is there are lots of files
> > > in that directory. (rm -rf linux is failing)
> >
> > I traced this back to the locking changes introduced in 2.5.5-pre1,
> > and verified it by moving the changes for the filesystems I use into
> > an otherwise pristine 2.4.4.
>
> 2.5.4, probably?

Uh, yes.

> There are known problems with rm(1) on ramfs/tmpfs/etc. - the thing assumes
> that offsets in directory remain stable after unlink(2), but locking changes
> didn't affect. Could you send me strace for 2.5.4 and 2.5.5-pre1?

Will do as soon as I revert/conpile 2.5.4.

-Mike

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