On Fri, Mar 23, 2001 at 12:45:03PM +0000, Paul J Collins wrote:
> KH> This means that using debugfs like this on a live mounted
> KH> filesystem is almost asking for filesystem corruption. If the
> KH> kernel's in-memory view of the disk contents is not consistent
> KH> with what's actually on-disk, then when it goes to flush any
> KH> modified data or metadata, it's likely that the on-disk data
> KH> will end up inconsistent.
>> Doing "mount -oremount,sync /usr" might get around that problem. Of
> course, working on live filesystems is risky anyway.
Ahhh. Worked fine!
Since we're talking about messing up file systems, anybody ever
do this (or similar):
Basically: "Fix" a breakout of a chrooted area by breaking the filesystem to create a loop.
The base of the chroot points to somewhere back within the chroot, hence the classic break
out of a chroot method doesn't work. Intresting, huh? That coupled with /dev mounted nodev
would mean it'd be pretty hard for an interactive shell (god forbid) to break out.
Brian Scanlan, Systems Administrator.
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