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RE: Another request for obliterate...

From: Joshua Jensen <jjensen_at_workspacewhiz.com>
Date: 2005-04-12 09:23:51 CEST

> From: Moisei
> Hello dear all,
> Is not it much easier to implement "obliterate" in a way it
> removes the content of the file from the repository (for all
> the revisions) but does not remove the record of this file?
> I.e the obliterated files remain to appear in the repository
> but with empty content.

Certainly... this is just about reclaiming disk space for very large file
revisions no longer needed. The references to the past revisions can stay
in the database. Attempting to check them out would yield an error message,
I suppose.

Anyway, while I would expect a Berkeley DB to be able to reclaim the space,
I'm not sure how the immutable FSFS revisions would work.


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Received on Tue Apr 12 09:26:32 2005

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