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    SubjectRe: 2.4.20-pre11 /proc/partitions read
    Richard B. Johnson wrote:
    :
    : > # dd if=/proc/partitions bs=512|wc -l
    : > 1+1 records in
    : > 1+1 records out
    : > 12
    : >
    : > # dd if=/proc/partitions bs=128k|wc -l
    : > 0+1 records in
    : > 0+1 records out
    : > 32
    :
    : Well yes, sorta. The proc file-system is a compromise. You can
    : `cat` it and `more` it, but anything that uses `lseek` will
    : fail in strange ways.

    I hope dd(1) does not use lseek() :-) The question is
    whether the application should supply a big enough buffer to read(2)
    or whether it is possible to read(2) in more smaller chunks.

    -Y.

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