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    SubjectRe: Ext3 vs NTFS performance
    On Fri, May 04, 2007 at 07:49:13PM +0400, Michael Tokarev wrote:
    > How about providing a way to stop kernel (or filesystem) to make gaps
    > in files instead? Like some ioctl(fd, FS_NOGAPS, 1) -- pretty much
    > like 'doze has, just the opposite (on windows, this flag is "on" by
    > default).

    Giving filesystems non-hole semantics is non-trivial. Not allowing
    for holes creates a lot of complications in unix-like filesystems.

    > But the main point is that samba has to keep track of things which it
    > doesn't do now, and those things becomes.. interesting (difficult if
    > at all possible to track) in multi-user/concurrent-writes environment.

    Samba is there to deal with a braindead protocol and braindead clients,
    so let it continue to do that. No need to push this into the kernel.

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