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An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
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int do_fallocate(struct file *file, int mode, loff_t offset, loff_t len)
@@ -249,6 +254,11 @@ int do_fallocate(struct file *file, int mode, loff_t offset, loff_t len)
+ /* Check for enabling _NO_HIDE_STALE flag */
+ if (mode & FALLOC_FL_NO_HIDE_STALE &&
+ return -EPERM;
So such inexperienced programmers would fall on their noses.
I don't think the process in which this got through was great, but why assume the people working on this are stupid?
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