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SubjectRe: rm-ing files with open file descriptors
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On Fri, 2002-01-18 at 22:11, Doug Alcorn wrote:
> test it[1]. Sure enough, you can rm a file that has opened file
> descriptors and no errors are generated. Interestingly, sun solaris
> does the same thing. Since this is the case, I thought this might be
> a feature instead of a bug (ms-win doesn't allow the rm). So, my
> question is where is this behavior defined? Is it a kernel issue?

It is defined, and even sometimes used to allocate temporary disk space
(open a file, rm it, you can still r/w your file descriptor and all will
return to free space once your app closes the fd or dies).

Xav

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