Subject: Re: WARNING: softdep bug
To: Daniel Carosone <email@example.com>
From: Charles M. Hannum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/23/1999 01:38:53
Daniel Carosone <email@example.com> writes:
> enami tsugutomo writes:
> > I guess you have 2Gb of delayed de-allocation of file system blocks
> > and failed to write new files (i.e., failed to allocate new file
> > system blocks), not losing data once written.
> If I had 2Gb of buffercache to hold all that supposedly unwritten
> data, I'd be a happy lad.
Note the words `delayed de-allocation'. When you `rm' a huge a file,
a whole pile of bitmap updates to free the blocks are deferred until
after the inode block is updated...