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Re: [Bug-tar] Tar cheats when directed to /dev/null

From: Andreas Dilger
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Tar cheats when directed to /dev/null
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 16:10:12 -0600

On 2010-03-25, at 15:12, Eric Blake wrote:
On 03/25/2010 12:51 PM, Phillip Susi wrote:
What's next?  rm deciding that you didn't REALLY mean to delete that
file and just pretending it succeeded?  Sheesh!

No, because that would be a difference that could be observed by a
compliant app.

That is what "undelete" is, in the end. Any filesystem that keeps snapshots will NOT delete your file when you unlink it, only when the snapshot itself is deleted.

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger
Principal Engineer, Lustre Group
Oracle Corporation Canada Inc.

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