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    SubjectRe: [RFC] Heads up on sys_fallocate()

    Amit K. Arora wrote:

    >This is to give a heads up on few patches that we will be soon coming up
    >with. These patches implement a new system call sys_fallocate() and a
    >new inode operation "fallocate", for persistent preallocation. The new
    >system call, as Andrew suggested, will look like:
    > asmlinkage long sys_fallocate(int fd, loff_t offset, loff_t len);
    I am wondering about return values from this syscall ? Is it supposed to
    return the
    number of bytes allocated ? What about partial allocations ? What about
    if the
    blocks already exists ? What would be return values in those cases ?

    Just curious .. What does posix_fallocate() return ?



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