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Re: Segfault in "rm -rf" with really deep dir-tree

From: Sten Eriksson
Subject: Re: Segfault in "rm -rf" with really deep dir-tree
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 18:49:25 +0100
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Jim Meyering wrote:

The general fix will be to make GNU rm (and others, like mv, cp, find,
tar, etc.) detect that they've blown their stack and to give a proper

Eventually I'll probably write something that can remove much
deeper trees, though still within the limit that a set of
`active' directory dev/inode pairs fits in virtual memory.
The set is necessary to do it safely -- otherwise, the program
could potentially be subverted to remove files that were not
intended to be removed.

Thanks! OK, I won't be holding my breath while waiting... :-)
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