[lkml]   [2002]   [Mar]   [23]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: [datapoint] Re: 2.5.7 rm -r in tmpfs problem

On Sat, 23 Mar 2002, Mike Galbraith wrote:

> On Fri, 22 Mar 2002, Mike Galbraith wrote:
> > Greetings,
> >
> > While doing some testing, I ran into a problem where rm -r doesn't
> > remove all files in a tmpfs directory is there are lots of files
> > in that directory. (rm -rf linux is failing)
> I traced this back to the locking changes introduced in 2.5.5-pre1,
> and verified it by moving the changes for the filesystems I use into
> an otherwise pristine 2.4.4.

2.5.4, probably?

There are known problems with rm(1) on ramfs/tmpfs/etc. - the thing assumes
that offsets in directory remain stable after unlink(2), but locking changes
didn't affect. Could you send me strace for 2.5.4 and 2.5.5-pre1?

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:25    [W:0.044 / U:1.988 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site