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SubjectRe: [patch 12/16] fix race between writeback and unlink


On Tue, 4 Jun 2002, Craig Milo Rogers wrote:
>
> >Sure. However, I don't think it should come as any surprise to anybody
> >that trying to write to two different points in the same file is a bad
> >idea.
>
> Databases?

They uniformly (as far as I know) preallocate all the data blocks.

Exactly to avoid the block layout issue - they want the data blocks as
contiguous as possible.

Linus

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