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SubjectRe: Deletion of big files...
On Sat, 15 May 1999, Rik van Riel wrote:

> Cosmetics.
>
> $ rm bigfile&
>
> will achieve exactly the same thing at no kernel
> cost...

This does not solve the problem for programs doing unlink(2). OTOH not
returning until the space freed is actually free has the advantage that
the space can be allocated again once the syscall returns.

Peter
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