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    SubjectRe: unlink(nonexistent): EROFS or ENOENT?
    On Mon, Jun 06, 2011 at 09:13:23PM +0400, Michael Tokarev wrote:
    > Thank you for the answer. I thought noone will reply... ;)
    > >> Just noticed that at least on ext4, unlinking a
    > >> non-existing file from a read-only filesystem
    > >> results in EROFS instead of ENOENT. I'd expect
    > >> it return ENOENT - it is more logical, at least
    > >> in my opinion.

    > /* The unlinkat from kernels like linux-2.6.32 reports EROFS even for
    > nonexistent files. When the file is indeed missing, map that to ENOENT,
    > so that rm -f ignores it, as required. Even without -f, this is useful
    > because it makes rm print the more precise diagnostic. */

    OK, I see what's going on. This check is in the VFS layer, so it
    affects all filesystems; it's not an ext4-specific thing.

    Patch coming shortly.

    - Ted

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