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SubjectRe: [RFC] Heads up on sys_fallocate()
On Fri, 02 Mar 2007 08:13:00 -0800 Badari Pulavarty <> wrote:

> >
> > > What about
> > > if the
> > > blocks already exists ? What would be return values in those cases ?
> >
> > 0 on success, other normal errors oetherwise..
> >
> > If asked for a range that includes already-allocated blocks, you just
> > allocate any non-allocated blocks in the range, I think.
> Yes. What I was trying to figure out is, if there is a requirement that
> interface need to return exact number of bytes it *really* allocated
> (like write() or read()). I can't think of any, but just wanted to
> through it out..

Hopefully not, because posix didn't anticipate that.

We could of course return a positive number on success, but it'd get
tricky on 32-bit machines.

> BTW, what is the interface for finding out what is the size of the
> pre-allocated file ?

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