Subject: Re: lseek() extension for spare files
To: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Laight <email@example.com>
Date: 09/21/2006 21:54:48
On Thu, Sep 21, 2006 at 01:51:28PM -0700, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> I don't see anything particularly wrong with having it (note I have
> not yet reviewed the actual patch), but what's the application usage?
It could be useful for any sort of processing of very large, very sparse
For example some issues with >2TB filesystesm could be investigated
against a sparse real file (but not through vnd yet) without requiring
the massive disk array itself.
David Laight: firstname.lastname@example.org