The return of SEEK_HOLE
Posted Apr 28, 2011 11:09 UTC (Thu) by johill
In reply to: The return of SEEK_HOLE
Parent article: The return of SEEK_HOLE
"No. Read the fine article." Actually, the article says:
A "hole," in this case, is defined as a range of zeroes which need not correspond to blocks which have actually been omitted from the file, though in practice it almost certainly will.
This comes from the Solaris/FreeBSD definition. The actual patch implements what you say though. There's some talk about the minimum hole size as well.
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