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Re: [PATCH 0/6][TAKE4] fallocate system call

To: "Amit K. Arora" <aarora@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/6][TAKE4] fallocate system call
From: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2007 23:44:44 -0700
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On Thu, 17 May 2007 19:41:15 +0530 "Amit K. Arora" <aarora@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
wrote:

> fallocate() is a new system call being proposed here which will allow
> applications to preallocate space to any file(s) in a file system.

I merged the first three patches into -mm, thanks.

All the system call numbers got changed due to recent additions.  They
may change in the future, too - nothing is stable until the code lands
in mainline.

I didn't merge any of the ext4 changes as they appear to be in Ted's
devel tree.  Although I didn't check that they are 100% the same in 
that tree.

What's the plan to get some ext4 updates into mainline, btw?  Things
seem to be rather gradual.


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