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Re: RFC: lseek() extensions: SEEK_HOLE / SEEK_DATA with patch

On Sun, Aug 07, 2011 at 09:52:11AM +0200, Reinoud Zandijk wrote:
 > i've implemented the SEEK_HOLE / SEEK_DATA additions to lseek() as
 > introduced by Solaris for ZFS.

What does this operation have to do with seeking? And why involve the
seek pointer, especially at a time when new calls are being added left
and right to cope with files accessed from more than one thread at a
time in the same process?

David A. Holland

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