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Re: [Xen-users] Clean deleted space in linux diks?

James Pifer wrote:

I have had no luck with this. Apparently zero'ing out the file system is
not enough because of the data still in the super blocks. Specifically
my vendor says:

"So basically the OS needs to zero out the data and compress the super
blocks after reuse."

My honest opinion of that might cause offense in some quarters !

I'm really lost for what they are looking for. You'll have made all empty blocks contain nulls, and when the files are deleted then all these blocks will be in the free space list. If that's not enough, then I have to wonder what they really want - the moon on a stick, some magic pixie dust ?

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