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Subject: Question about sparse files
From: John Groves <John@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006 13:55:27 -0500
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A question for those who know more about xfs internals than me:

If want to create sparse files that XFS can handle efficiently, is there an optimal minimum sparse chunk size? I can look at an data stream for null segments and make them sparse, but I presume I shouldn't make 1 byte sparse extents. File size will range from small to multiple GB, but large files are the norm.

Thanks,
John Groves


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