Here goes a newbie question about classical FFS (without softupdates). As metadata is updated synchronously, can an i-node, at some point, end pointing to not written yet data blocks? Is this a security risk, i.e., can those pointed to data blocks pertain to another user's deleted on memory but not deleted on disk data, or that deleted data will be marked in metadata as not initialized and after a crash fsck will fix all i-nodes pointing to it?
AFAIK, softupdates and ext3 in the default mode (data=ordered) don't have this problem, but journalling filesystems that journal only metadata do. Is this correct? Thanks in advance. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"