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The return of SEEK_HOLE

The return of SEEK_HOLE

Posted May 11, 2011 21:34 UTC (Wed) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
In reply to: The return of SEEK_HOLE by foom
Parent article: The return of SEEK_HOLE

Other major holey files include quotas, coredumps, and some sorts of disk image (including, the biggie, virtual machine disk images). Of course there are virtual machine disk image formats that do *not* require holes, but either they allocate a lot of space right off or they basically have to reimplement holes at a higher level...

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