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SubjectRe: Still ext2-corruption in test8-pre5 (incl. OOPS)



On Tue, 5 Sep 2000, Linus Torvalds wrote:

>
>
> On Tue, 5 Sep 2000, Alexander Viro wrote:
> >
> > How about reverting to compare-and-write-if-nonzero variant?
> > _That_ will be definitely legal.
>
> Yes, but I would really hate to have the case that a (shortening) truncate
> could fail due to disk-full issues.

How so? If we don't have blocks allocated - everything is zero, no write
at all, no allocations...

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