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Re: kern/50707: rm: fts_read: No such file or directory

The following reply was made to PR kern/50707; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: kern/50707: rm: fts_read: No such file or directory
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 03:40:41 +0000

 On Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 02:40:01PM +0000, Robert Elz wrote:
  > I have a patch you can apply that will allow switching to
  > read-only mode, but you do need to be very careful - the ability to
  > do that was removed because it does not always work correctly, to
  > switch to read-only mode takes some care to make sure the
  > filesystem is in a suitable state first (the system should simply
  > make it work, but no-one ever found out why it didn't.)
 Well, that's not quite true. We found one at least one set of
 problems, which is that the logic for delayed mtime/atime updates was
 not pushing pending mtime/atime updates out. That I believe has been
 There was also another set of problems that came to light when someone
 discovered that -o async wasn't ever writing anything out at all
 unless forced to by buffer cache capacity, but I don't remember what
 the resolution of that was, if any.
 David A. Holland

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