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Re: kernel Oops

On Wed, Aug 01, 2001 at 12:34:58PM -0500, Jesse Goerz wrote:
> cp /dev/null sys.img
> then just rm it.  I have heard it's "safer" that way.

not really from a filesystem corruption/crashing point of view.  the
main point of that advice is so you don't end up in the situation of
deleting a huge file that some process is still holding open, since
*nix allows you to delete open files, but won't actually free the
space until the file gets closed you can end up with a file taking up
space, but not having any means to access it other then finding and
killing the process.

Ethan Benson

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