Fedora EPEL Update Notification
2018-03-11 19:42:17.971099

Name        : zerofree
Product     : Fedora EPEL 7
Version     : 1.1.1
Release     : 1.el7
URL         : https://frippery.org/uml/
Summary     : Utility to force unused ext2/3/4 inodes and blocks to zero
Description :
zerofree is a utility to set unused filesystem inodes and blocks of an
ext2/3/4 filesystem to zero.  This can improve the compressibility and
privacy of an ext2/3/4 filesystem.

This tool was inspired by the ext2fs privacy (i.e. secure deletion)
patch described in a Linux kernel mailing list thread.

WARNING: The filesystem to be processed should be unmounted or mounted
read-only.  The tool tries to check this before running, but you
should be careful.

Update Information:

zerofree 1.1.1 ==============     * 2017-02-22: Lift call to
ext2fs_free_blocks_count out of loop.  Suggested by Thanassis Tsiodras.
zerofree 1.1.0 ==============   * 2016-02-18: Add support for 64-bit block
numbers.  * 2015-10-18: Use memcmp.  Suggested by Damien Clark.

This update can be installed with the "yum" update programs.  Use
su -c 'yum update zerofree' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "YUM", available at

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