Bug 584408

Summary: Review Request: zerofree - tility to force unused ext2 inodes and blocks to zero
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Reporter: Richard W.M. Jones <rjones>
Component: Package ReviewAssignee: Nobody <nobody>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact:
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Version: 5.0CC: llim, notting, pm-rhel
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Bug Blocks: 188271, 584371, 584419    

Description Richard W.M. Jones 2010-04-21 14:25:17 UTC
Spec URL: http://94.30.104.162/rhel-5-rhev/zerofree.spec
SRPM URL: http://94.30.104.162/rhel-5-rhev/zerofree-1.0.1-6.el5rhev.1.src.rpm
Description:
zerofree is a utility to set unused filesystem inodes and blocks of an
ext2 filesystem to zero.  This can improve the compressibility and
privacy of an ext2 filesystem.

This tool was inspired by the ext2fs privacy (i.e. secure deletion)
patch described in a Linux kernel mailing list thread.

WARNING: The filesystem to be processed should be unmounted or mounted
read-only.  The tool tries to check this before running, but you
should be careful.

Comment 1 Richard W.M. Jones 2010-05-27 15:53:41 UTC
Closing.  We are not going to include scrub or zerofree in
RHEL 5.  These packages are not necessary for virt-v2v
and we have removed the dependency on them from
libguestfs.