[CentOS] Re: wiping of unused space on ext3

Fri Sep 8 13:52:23 UTC 2006
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

Ron Yorston wrote:
> "Mindaugas" <mind at bi.lt> wrote:
>>  I was asked if it is possible to zero unused space in ext3 partition?
> I have a couple of patches that add a zerofree mount option to ext2 and
> ext3 filesystems.  The ext2 version is much better tested and more
> complete:  it zeros all file data blocks, directory blocks and extended
> attributes (though not inode data).  The ext3 patch only handles file
> data, not metadata.
> I've been meaning to submit these to LKML, but since you ask let's give
> them an airing here first.


thanks for these patch's - I dont think we can have them included in any 
official centos-repository hosted kernel, but its good to know that 
people, should they need this, can get to them here.

- K
Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/ : 2522219 at icq