Subject: Re: Problems with latest arm32 kernel
To: Richard Earnshaw <>
From: Eric Haszlakiewicz <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/27/2001 16:23:09
On Tue, Feb 27, 2001 at 09:15:29PM +0000, Richard Earnshaw wrote:
> > - The file system is failing to correctly fill small holes left in files 
> > on a seek() with zero.
> Following up on this idea, I've written the following test program.  I 
> believe the output of this should be a file consiting purely of 0's.  On 
> my machine this is not the case and I get:

	ah! Perhaps this is the source of the gzip problems I've been
having.  Your script fails for me:
NetBSD 1.5R (DIANA) #3: Wed Feb 14 23:13:01 CST 2001

However, you can simplify the test program: anything which seeks
beyond the end of the file will cause this behavior.  I am
quite reliably getting fragments of other files by writing
one byte and seeking 4k beyond it.