Not logged in
Log in now
Create an account
Subscribe to LWN
Pencil, Pencil, and Pencil
Dividing the Linux desktop
LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 13, 2013
A report from pgCon 2013
Little things that matter in language design
The small benefit they give doesn't justify the problems they produce.
Has anyone actually measured how many holey files are in a typical fs and how big the holes are?
The return of SEEK_HOLE
Posted May 9, 2011 1:11 UTC (Mon) by foom (subscriber, #14868)
Of course, on the problems side, this caused havoc with RPM, since under some conditions I don't really understand, it would try to read and checksum the entire file, every time you tried to install a package. But hey, just need to teach RPM about SEEK_HOLE, and it'll be all great!
Posted May 11, 2011 21:34 UTC (Wed) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Posted Nov 11, 2011 14:54 UTC (Fri) by johnflux (guest, #58833)
Copyright © 2013, Eklektix, Inc.
Comments and public postings are copyrighted by their creators.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds