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RE: [PATCH v10 12/12] manpage: update FALLOC_FL_INSERT_RANGE flag in fal

To: "'Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)'" <mtk.manpages@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [PATCH v10 12/12] manpage: update FALLOC_FL_INSERT_RANGE flag in fallocate
From: Namjae Jeon <namjae.jeon@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 07 May 2015 09:12:04 +0900
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> 
> Hello Namjae Jeon,
Hi Michael,
> 
> I see that FALLOC_FL_INSERT_RANGE has hit mainline. Could I ask you refresh
> this patch, please? (Against latest man-pages Git, please, since the current
> patch does not apply cleanly).
Sure. I will fix your review points on latest man-pages git.
And currently only xfs support is applied to 4.1.

Thanks for your review!

> 
> See some comments below.
> 
> On 02/21/2015 04:45 PM, Namjae Jeon wrote:
> > From: Namjae Jeon <namjae.jeon@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> >
> > Update FALLOC_FL_INSERT_RANGE flag in fallocate.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Namjae Jeon <namjae.jeon@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Signed-off-by: Ashish Sangwan <a.sangwan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > ---
> >  man2/fallocate.2 |   88 
> > ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----
> >  1 file changed, 82 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/man2/fallocate.2 b/man2/fallocate.2
> > index adf42db..9b3c460 100644
> > --- a/man2/fallocate.2
> > +++ b/man2/fallocate.2
> > @@ -8,7 +8,7 @@
> >  .\" 2011-09-19: Added FALLOC_FL_PUNCH_HOLE
> >  .\" 2011-09-19: Substantial restructuring of the page
> >  .\"
> > -.TH FALLOCATE 2 2015-01-22 "Linux" "Linux Programmer's Manual"
> > +.TH FALLOCATE 2 2015-02-14 "Linux" "Linux Programmer's Manual"
> 
> No need to update the timestamp on the page. I have scripts
> that do this automatically.
> 
> >  .SH NAME
> >  fallocate \- manipulate file space
> >  .SH SYNOPSIS
> > @@ -225,6 +225,56 @@ XFS (since Linux 3.14)
> >  .IP *
> >  ext4, for extent-based files (since Linux 3.14)
> >  .\" commit b8a8684502a0fc852afa0056c6bb2a9273f6fcc0
> > +.SS Increasing file space
> > +.\" TODO: Mention commit id and supporting Linux version
> 
> Yes, please add the commit ID and "Linux 4.1".
> 
> > +Specifying the
> > +.BR FALLOC_FL_INSERT_RANGE
> > +flag in
> > +.I mode
> > +will increase the file space by inserting a hole within the file size 
> > without
> > +overwriting any existing data. The hole will start at
>                                   ^
> Please start new sentences on new source lines. (Same thing at various
> lines below.)
> 
> > +.I offset
> > +and continue for
> > +.I len
> > +bytes. For inserting hole inside file, the contents of the file starting at
> 
> Please start new sentences on new source lines.
> 
> > +.I offset
> > +will be shifted towards right by
> > +.I len
> > +bytes. Inserting a hole inside the file will increase the file size by
> 
> Please start new sentences on new source lines.
> 
> > +.I len
> > +bytes.
> > +
> > +This mode has the same limitation as
> > +.BR FALLOC_FL_COLLAPSE_RANGE
> > +regarding the
> > +granularity of the operation.
> > +If the granulrity requirements are not met,
> 
> Spelling: "granularity"
> 
> > +.BR fallocate ()
> > +will fail with the error
> > +.BR EINVAL.
> > +If the
> > +.I offset
> > +overlaps with end of file OR if it is greater than end of file, an error is
> > +returned. For such type of operations, i.e. inserting a hole at the end of
> 
> Please start new sentences on new source lines.
> 
> > +file,
> > +.BR ftruncate(2)
> > +should be used.
> > +In case
> > +.IR offset + len
> > +exceeds the maximum file size, errno will be set to
> > +.B EFBIG.
> > +
> > +No other flags may be specified in
> > +.IR mode
> > +in conjunction with
> > +.BR FALLOC_FL_INSERT_RANGE .
> > +
> > +As of Linux XXXX,
> > +.\" TODO: Mention commit id and supporting Linux version
> > +.B FALLOC_FL_INSERT_RANGE
> > +is supported by
> > +ext4 (only for extent-based files) and XFS.
> 
> Is the ext4 support really there? Grep Linus's current Git, it appears
> that only XFS support is currently there?
> 
> > +
> >  .SH RETURN VALUE
> >  On success,
> >  .BR fallocate ()
> > @@ -242,6 +292,12 @@ is not a valid file descriptor, or is not opened for 
> > writing.
> >  .IR offset + len
> >  exceeds the maximum file size.
> >  .TP
> > +.B EFBIG
> > +.I mode
> > +is
> > +.BR FALLOC_FL_INSERT_RANGE ,
> > +the current file size+len excceds the maximum file size.
> 
> "exceeds"
> 
> > +.TP
> >  .B EINTR
> >  A signal was caught during execution.
> >  .TP
> > @@ -270,7 +326,17 @@ reaches or passes the end of the file.
> >  .B EINVAL
> >  .I mode
> >  is
> > -.BR FALLOC_FL_COLLAPSE_RANGE ,
> > +.BR FALLOC_FL_INSERT_RANGE
> > +and the range specified by
> > +.I offset
> > +reaches or passes the end of the file.
> > +.TP
> > +.B EINVAL
> > +.I mode
> > +is
> > +.BR FALLOC_FL_COLLAPSE_RANGE
> > +or
> > +.BR FALLOC_FL_INSERT_RANGE ,
> >  but either
> >  .I offset
> >  or
> > @@ -279,18 +345,24 @@ is not a multiple of the filesystem block size.
> >  .TP
> >  .B EINVAL
> >  .I mode
> > -contains both
> > +contains either of
> >  .B FALLOC_FL_COLLAPSE_RANGE
> > +or
> > +.B FALLOC_FL_INSERT_RANGE
> >  and other flags;
> >  no other flags are permitted with
> > -.BR FALLOC_FL_COLLAPSE_RANGE .
> > +.BR FALLOC_FL_COLLAPSE_RANGE
> > +or
> > +.BR FALLOC_FL_INSERT_RANGE .
> >  .TP
> >  .B EINVAL
> >  .I mode
> >  is
> >  .BR FALLOC_FL_COLLAPSE_RANGE
> >  or
> > -.BR FALLOC_FL_ZERO_RANGE ,
> > +.BR FALLOC_FL_ZERO_RANGE
> > +or
> > +.BR FALLOC_FL_INSERT_RANGE ,
> >  but the file referred to by
> >  .I fd
> >  is not a regular file.
> > @@ -342,6 +414,8 @@ specifies
> >  .BR FALLOC_FL_PUNCH_HOLE
> >  or
> >  .BR FALLOC_FL_COLLAPSE_RANGE
> > +or
> > +.BR FALLOC_FL_INSERT_RANGE
> >  and
> >  the file referred to by
> >  .I fd
> > @@ -360,7 +434,9 @@ refers to a pipe or FIFO.
> >  .B ETXTBSY
> >  .I mode
> >  specifies
> > -.BR FALLOC_FL_COLLAPSE_RANGE ,
> > +.BR FALLOC_FL_COLLAPSE_RANGE
> > +or
> > +.BR FALLOC_FL_INSERT_RANGE ,
> >  but the file referred to by
> >  .IR fd
> >  is currently being executed.
> >
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Michael
> 
> 
> --
> Michael Kerrisk
> Linux man-pages maintainer; http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/
> Linux/UNIX System Programming Training: http://man7.org/training/

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