Comment 190 for bug 317781

Theodore Ts'o (tytso) wrote :

@189: Jamin,

The fix won't protect against a freshly written new file (configuration or otherwise); it only protects against a file which is replaced via rename or truncate. But if it was a file that previously didn't exist, then you can still potentially get a zero-length file --- just as you can crash just before the file was written out.