[rsbac] secure delete and journaling filesystems

Amon Ott ao at rsbac.org
Sun Aug 24 11:55:14 MEST 2003

On Samstag, 23. August 2003 15:14, Josh Beagley wrote:
> With the majority of journaling filesystems, such as ext3 and XFS,
> combined with using rsbac secure delete, is there risk of data though to
> be "securely deleted" being recovered from the filesystem journal?

The secure_delete code in RSBAC fsyncs all data before it gets deleted. I 
expect the filesystems to honour the sync call correctly, but cannot tell for 
sure. Also, I do not know how the journal data is kept on disk.


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