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Re: [PATCH 1/6][TAKE7] manpage for fallocate

To: "Amit K. Arora" <aarora@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/6][TAKE7] manpage for fallocate
From: David Chinner <dgc@xxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2007 00:06:51 +1000
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On Fri, Jul 13, 2007 at 06:16:01PM +0530, Amit K. Arora wrote:
> Following is the modified version of the manpage originally submitted by
> David Chinner. Please use `nroff -man fallocate.2 | less` to view.
> 
> This includes changes suggested by Heikki Orsila and Barry Naujok.

Can we get itemised change logs for all these patches from now on?

> .TH fallocate 2
> .SH NAME
> fallocate \- allocate or remove file space

If fallocate is just being used for allocating space this is wrong.
maybe - "manipulate file space" instead?

dd> .TP
> .B FALLOC_RESV_SPACE
> provides the same functionality as
> .B FALLOC_ALLOCATE
> except it does not ever change the file size. This allows allocation
> of zero blocks beyond the end of file and is useful for optimising

"of zeroed blocks"

-- 
Dave Chinner
Principal Engineer
SGI Australian Software Group


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