using WIPE successfuly on EXT3

Derek Broughton news at
Fri Oct 21 13:26:25 UTC 2005

Lee Braiden wrote:

> On Friday 21 October 2005 12:01, R.L.Reingard wrote:
>> hi,
>> i do use wipe (file erasing), which only does run on EXT2 file system.
>> now i got to hear that one can mount an EXT3 as EXT2, as EXT2 is the
>> surface layer of EXT3 anyway.
>> does this mean if ext3 is mounted as ext2 i could use wipe successfuly?
>> who knows about?
>> would be fine to understand this.
> I've heard conflicting talk about using wipe on a journalled filesystem.
> I don't think it would help much to remount ext3 as ext2, since the
> journal would still be on the disk.

Sure it would.  The journal is just a file.  It would get wiped like any
other file.

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