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Re: Delayed Allocation Question

To: Sonny Rao <sonny@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Delayed Allocation Question
From: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2005 13:55:53 -0600
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Sonny Rao wrote:
Random question:  If a file is being written (to memory) and hasn't
been allocated, then will calling the FIBMAP-ioctl on that file force
allocation ?

Yes, at least it did last time I looked. Otherwise things like lilo
fall over in a heap.


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