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fallocate()

fallocate()

Posted Mar 22, 2007 11:50 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Parent article: fallocate()

FA_DEALLOCATE is probably easier to implement, at least for filesystems supporting sparse files at all.


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fallocate()

Posted Mar 22, 2007 21:48 UTC (Thu) by landley (subscriber, #6789) [Link]

Punch! Finally!

http://www.uwsg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0312.0/0889...

fallocate()

Posted Mar 23, 2007 14:37 UTC (Fri) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

Quite so! punch should really have been in POSIX from the start, except
that sparse files were never really in POSIX per se: they were just an
efficiency hack atop seeking, so nobody seems to have thought `hey, what
if we want to make an existing file sparser than it is?'

fallocate()

Posted Mar 23, 2007 14:50 UTC (Fri) by k8to (subscriber, #15413) [Link]

Just when almost all of the use cases had dried up ;-)


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