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RE: wiping of unused space on ext3



> On Sep 07, 2006  07:53 -0700, Wolber, Richard C wrote:
> > I believe you can use the "chattr -s" command to mark all 
> > of the files so that when they are deleted, their blocks 
> > are wiped with zeros.
> 
> In theory yes, but this has never been implemented.

*BLINK*

So let me get this straight. This feature is documented 
in the man page and works within the chattr command. It is
also noted when you do a "chattr -v". And yet it still has no
effect? I seriously wonder how many people are using this
"feature" without realizing that it has absolutely no
effect?

Is it worth my time to patch the documentation? Or is this the
forgotten stepchild of a development dispute that the parties
would ignore any sane input on?

..Chuck..


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