jffs2: -ENOSPC when truncating file?!

Pavel Machek pavel at ucw.cz
Sun Feb 24 14:02:07 EST 2008

On Sun 2008-02-24 18:57:32, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-02-24 at 07:57 +0100, Jörn Engel wrote:
> > Could a na??ve implementation of this get exploited by doing a large
> > number of truncates that just shave single bytes off various files?
> Yeah, which is why _my_ na??ve implementation would do it for
> truncate-to-zero instead of just _any_ truncate (which could even be
> truncate-to-larger).
> A more complex version might allow _any_ transaction to eat into the
> ALLOC_DELETION pool if it is ultimately going to reduce the amount of
> space taken on the file system -- even overwriting 'real' data with
> zeroes which compress better. That's going to be hard to calculate in
> the general case though.
> If allowing only truncate-to-zero isn't good enough, perhaps we could
> allow truncation to use the ALLOC_DELETION pool when it's going to
> obsolete at least one full data node. That's not so hard to check.

I believe truncate-to-zero is good enough.

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