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SubjectRe: [Ext2-devel] [CHECKER] warnings in fs/ext3/namei.c (2.4.19) where disk read errors get ignored, causing non-empty dir to be deleted
Hi!

> > I'm not sure if they are real bugs or not, so your confirmations
> > /clarifications are appericated.
>
> I don't consider this a bug, but rather a conscious decision on the part of
> the developers. If you are trying to delete a directory and it has read
> errors, then it is better to let the unlink succeed than to refuse to unlink
> the directory.

Perhaps this should be documented with a comment?
Its rather subtle.
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