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The return of SEEK_HOLE

The return of SEEK_HOLE

Posted Apr 28, 2011 11:31 UTC (Thu) by peter-b (subscriber, #66996)
In reply to: The return of SEEK_HOLE by johill
Parent article: The return of SEEK_HOLE

> 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.

Okay, whoops. I kinda concentrated on the details of the actual patch. My bad. Sorry about that.

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