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    SubjectRe: ext3 and undeletion
    Followup to:  <>
    By author: Mike Fedyk <>
    In newsgroup:
    > Uhh, no.
    > You have a configurable size for the undelete dirs and you delete a file.
    > Now, that file gets moved to $mountpoint/.undelete. The daemon gets
    > notified through a socket, and it can check to see if it needs to delete any
    > older deleted files to make sure .undelete doesn't get bigger than
    > configured.
    > We're only scanning the dirs upon daemon startup (reminds me of
    > quota... ;), and all other daemon actions are triggered by unlink() writing
    > to a socket. The worst thing that can happen is not seeing your free space
    > immediately, but a few seconds later.

    Hence race condition. Also, the solution to hard-reserve space seems
    to fundamentally defeat the purpose (IMO).

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