Subject: Re: Improving the Unix API
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Alexander Viro <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/27/1999 21:05:18
On Sun, 27 Jun 1999, Jason Thorpe wrote:

> Regarding unlink()... those aren't operations on vnodes.  Those are
> operations on the filesystem namespace, and are thus (correctly)
> unaffected.

Eh, wait. Those are operations on namespace, but at some moment you need
to clean the bit in inode bitmap. You can't do it before the last close()
and it definitely alters the filesystem. fsck will pick them up, but that
may be *not* a desired result. Dirty filesystem is definitely not desired