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SubjectRe: Everything gone!
On Wed, 19 Mar 2003, Xavier Bestel wrote:

> Le mer 19/03/2003 à 17:04, Matthias Schniedermeyer a écrit :
> > rm -rf *
> > Should do the same(*) but with much better speed.
> >
> > Normaly the system should lockup at sometime while doing it.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > *: OK. The version above will "break" in the middle after "/bin/rm" (or
> > "/lib/") got deleted.
> That would be surprising. Did you actually try it ? :)
> Xav

I think that, with a single instance of `rm`, not as written above,
this would complete because all the open runtime libraries would
remain mem-mapped until the last close. So, I think you could
remove everything with -rf except the programs that will return
'text file busy' errors because they are open for execution.

An, no. I am not going to try it! Well maybe sometime when I
mount an alternate root that I am going to replace.

Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version 2.4.20 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).
Why is the government concerned about the lunatic fringe? Think about it.

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