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Re: db(3) removal and lastlogx
On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 06:35:38PM +0000, David Holland wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 08:07:37PM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 04:50:54PM +0000, David Holland wrote:
> > > > With 32bit uids, this will be very large files. We should avoid this.
> > >
> > > Only if you carefully choose your UID space relative to the file
> > > system block size to maximize the amount of unused space that must
> > > nonetheless be materialized. That is foolish.
> > My UID space is not dense, but I meant large by what's displayed with ls
> And that's important how?
- people usually uses ls -l to find what could free some space on a full
- some tools don't deal with sparse files.
- once a block has been allocated, it won't ever be freed unless you kill
and I'm probably forgetting more problems with sparse files.
Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference
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