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Re: posix_fallocate

On Sun 17 Nov 2013 at 07:59:44 +0000, David Holland wrote:
> I think the chief question at this level is whether to support the
> "keep the length" flag for fallocate, fdiscard, both, or neither. The

What "keep the length" flag? I don't see one at the indicated URL.

The way I read it, the call just fills any holes and/or extends the
length of the file. There are no blocks "reserved" in some magic way
That seems to be indicated by the wording " If the offset+ len is beyond
the current file size, then posix_fallocate() shall adjust the file size
to offset+ len."

> David A. Holland
___ Olaf 'Rhialto' Seibert  -- The Doctor: No, 'eureka' is Greek for
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