mounted snapshots still writeable 1.5 years later (RE: kern/68576)
john at kozubik.com
Fri Nov 11 09:28:13 PST 2005
In July of 2004 (circa 5.2.1-RELEASE) I filed kern/68576 which described
how snapshot files can be mounted read/write and altered. New files can
be added to them, existing files can be deleted or altered, and the
snapshot file can be returned to read-only state and still be used.
It was generally agreed that this was a bad thing - it is unexpected
behavior that contradicts the technical requirements of UFS2 snapshots as
well as the behavior that the FreeBSD documentation provides. It is also
It is now Nov. 2005, circa 5.4-RELEASE, and the behavior described in this
PR has not changed.
John Kozubik - john at kozubik.com - http://www.kozubik.com
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