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re[2]: snapshot regression test try 3

To: Ethan Benson <erbenson@xxxxxxxxxx>, xfs mailing list <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: re[2]: snapshot regression test try 3
From: Greg Freemyer <freemyer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2002 12:16:14 -0400
Organization: The NorcrossGroup
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That seems fair, I am putting together a small patch that will include this 


 >>  On Fri, Aug 30, 2002 at 06:35:39PM -0400, Greg Freemyer wrote:
 >>  > 
 >>  > if [ -e "$SCRATCH_SNAP_MNT" ]; then rm -rf "$SCRATCH_SNAP_MNT"; fi

 >>  ummm is $SCRATCH_SNAP_MNT normally an empty mountpoint directory? if
 >>  so please use rmdir and test its exit status (abort if rmdir fails)
 >>  don't use rm -rf since you can't be certain there isn't something
 >>  mounted there, or something stored there (shouldn't be but do you
 >>  really want to chance it? rm -rf'ing data without warning is a good
 >>  way to induce homicidal behavior)

 >>  i recommend:

 >>  if [ -e "$SCRATCH_SNAP_MNT" ]; then
 >>      rmdir "$SCRATCH_SNAP_MNT" || exit 1
 >>  fi

 >>  -- 
 >>  Ethan Benson
 >>  http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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