Re: block allocation in ext2fs

From: Stephen C. Tweedie (
Date: Sat May 06 2000 - 07:35:25 EST


On Wed, May 03, 2000 at 06:24:26PM +0300, Benhanokh Gabriel wrote:
> since i'm gonna do only the allocation and write nothing to the disk,

What are you going to do if a process allocates those blocks and then
reads them? Return the old contents of the disk blocks? That breaks
unix semantics and is a huge security hole.


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