From: Conor Daly (conor.daly at domain oceanfree.net)
Date: Tue 23 Jul 2002 - 14:55:45 IST
On Mon, Jul 22, 2002 at 07:52:25PM +0100 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
Kenn Humborg thought:
> AFAIK, the kernel won't let you do that. The refcount on
> the inode will never go to zero as long as the loop device
> has it open. The file can be unlinked from the filesystem
> (as done by, say, rm), but it won't actually disappear off
> disk until all references to the inode go to zero.
I've been caught by that before. loop mounting an ISO image, deleting the
image and wondering why I have no free space!
-- Conor Daly <conor.daly at domain oceanfree.net> Domestic Sysadmin :-) --------------------- Faenor.cod.ie 2:51pm up 61 days, 9 min, 0 users, load average: 0.00, 0.03, 0.00 Hobbiton.cod.ie 2:39pm up 3 days, 21:16, 1 user, load average: 0.02, 0.05, 0.03
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