Writeable file already in use

Barry Margolin barmar at alum.mit.edu
Tue Jan 5 17:03:24 UTC 2016

In article <mailman.13.1452009325.73610.bind-users at lists.isc.org>,
 Alan Clegg <alan at clegg.com> wrote:

> On 1/5/16 6:26 AM, Jan-Piet Mens wrote:
> >> This might make you sad if you have lots of zones or large zones.
> > 
> > .. or even just want to look at what was transferred (whitout having to
> > recurse to a `dig axfr').
> > 
> > I see no reason to omit 'file' (except on a diskless slave ;-)
> I ran into one exception to this rule - it seemed that the customer had
> security requirements that did not allow "transient data" to be written
> to disk.  They had to make sure that if the physical device was stolen,
> all of their zone data didn't follow it out the door.

The in-memory copy is likely to end up in the swap partition.

Barry Margolin
Arlington, MA

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