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SubjectRe: Deletion of big files...


On Sat, 15 May 1999, Pavel Machek wrote:

> rm bigfile
> <use of lots of disk space>
>
> could fail due to "out of disk space", where sync remove does not have
> this problem.
>
> So it is not as easy as it seems.

We would need to instantly mark bigfiles's blocks as 'free but not ready'
and when we run out of free and ready blocks to allocate the write waits
on free but not ready.




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