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Re: autoclean mode for tmpfs

Rhialto <> wrote:

> > Yes, a TTL attribute on an inode: once it expires, the filesystem tosses
> > the file on next access attempt.
> If it were done at the next directory listing attempt, it would make
> more sense (and the removed file should not be reported as present of
> course). In the mean time, a program which may have created the file and
> remembered its name, may still access it past the expiration date if it
> is lucky (i.e., nobody looked - a quantum file system where observation
> changes the files).

Well, I meant on the next lookup, actually, but readdir should also kill
it. This is probably too complicated.

Emmanuel Dreyfus

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