Subject: Re: hexdumping large sparce files
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From: David Laight <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/27/2003 11:21:30
> You do that by never writing to the hole, but lseek()ing to the next part
> you want to write.

I'm sure there is also a way of making a hole in an existing file.

> Hm, which makes me think, that maybe we want SEEK_HOLE, which will be
> equivalent to SEEK_CUR if the filesystem doesn't know about holes, and 
> relative to the end of the next hole otherwise.

That isn't the right place, seek is (probably) handled well above
the VOP layer.  A fcntl() or ioctl() would be more appropriate.


David Laight: