Posted Mar 23, 2007 5:21 UTC (Fri) by ldo
Parent article: fallocate()
It seems to me Amit Arora's patch is incomplete. It adds a new field to the inode_operations structure, but I can't see any code for initializing this field to any value. Presumably there are mandatory patches for all filesystems to at least set this field to NULL if they don't support this operation. Otherwise, an attempt to invoke this new system call could crash your system.
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