Subject: Re: rm -P and strange file systems
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/24/2006 21:16:21
On Thu, Aug 24, 2006 at 08:52:58PM +0200, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> I wonder whether rm should be able to find out about this. Consider the
> case where a user is operating on, say, NFS with the remote server
> exporting LFS transformed with maybe an intermediate layer... how would
> the user know? 

The user can and should not make any assumptions about the storage of his
files when they are on NFS.  If the data is sensitive, he should use the
cgd-on-vnd-on-NFS trick as described in