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kernel 2.2.17, '/' being a 1k blocksize ext2fs:

root@adam:/ > dd if=/dev/zero of=holed.file bs=1000 seek=5000 count=1000
1000+0 records in
1000+0 records out
root@adam:/ > ls -l holed.file
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6000000 Nov 29 23:33 holed.file
root@adam:/ > du -sh holed.file
5.7M holed.file

Now that seems funny.


Marc Mutz <>
University of Bielefeld, Dep. of Mathematics / Dep. of Physics

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