Whenever you create a file on an ext3fs filesystem, some amount of
other in-memory data, _not_ the file's contents and _not_ something
which is present in the same filesystem or which previously was in a
file at all, gets written to the device holding the filesystem.
Could be a security issue if you have stuff in memory like crypto keys
and don't expect them to get stuck on disk (well unless swapped)
Issue is a fairly minor severity
Reported by Solar Designer of OpenWall on Feb28
Embargo lifted April 14th 2004
An errata has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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