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Re: Read-only /usr

On Thu, Nov 08, 2001 at 11:24:52AM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> You could, of course, change your filesystem so that it'd have a separate
> "soon-to-be-deleted" table on the disk, which needn't be empty for the
> fs to be mounted read-only; with the behaviour that if an open file has
> its last link removed it gets added to the soon-to-be-deleted table,
> and when the filesystem is mounted read-write, the table is scanned for
> files that aren't currently open and thus can be deleted. It'd be a bit
> strange for "mount -o remount,rw /foo" to suddenly start deleting stuff
> off your disk, though.

Actually, that wouldn't bother me in the least.  Some brave soul wanna
propose it to l-k and get his ass flamed?

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