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    Subjecttruncate("x", -1)

    Looks Linux specific from some testing. And doesn't even happen with Linux
    NFS to a Linux server.

    Digital Unix ADVFS - no problem
    Solaris UFS - no problem
    Linux 2.0 NFS client against Solaris NFS server (UFS) - no problem
    Linux 2.0 NFS client against Linux NFS 2.0 server (EXT2FS) - no problem
    Linux 2.0 EXT2FS - PROBLEM
    StarOS 4.1.1 TMPFS - no problem
    StarOS 4.1.1 UFS - no problem
    FreeBSD 3.0 - no problem
    NeXTStep 3.3 - no problem

    Fortunately, even in the Linux case, it doesn't seem to mess up quotas.

    The argument to [f]truncate is meant to be a size_t not a ssize_t, so
    probably this is a signed/unsigned bug. The man page says that it should
    truncate a file to at most the specified size, so the correct behaviour
    should be

    truncate("x", -1)
    kernel: current size 0 < new size 2^32 - 1
    kernel: return success with no action


    (NB: StarOS 4.1.1 in the above list is basically SunOS 4.1.1 for one type of
    sun4x [the Star 910/VP])

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