Secure delete ext4 patch

Andy Whitcroft apw at canonical.com
Sun Aug 28 09:50:17 UTC 2011


On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 07:59:40PM -0600, Ann Knight wrote:
>  Does anyone know if this kernel patch has been applied to any 11.04
> kernels? http://lwn.net/Articles/450262/
> 
>  I've googled the subject but can't find any good info.

As far as I can tell these patches are note as yet applied to Linus'
kernel so we would not have them via there and I do not recall seeing
them.

I suspect there is going to be some resistance as they are only clearing
the blocks for the file, which would not be deemed 'secure delete' in
normal parlance.

-apw



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