Re: [PATCH] expanding truncate

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Thu Jan 03 2002 - 07:25:34 EST

> This patch makes sure that indirect pointers for holes are correctly filled in by zeroes at
> hole-creation time. (Author is Chris Mason. fs/buffer.c part (generic_cont_expand) were written by
> Alexander Viro)

Why is that even needed. If you truncate a file larger it doesn't need to
fill in the datablocks until they are touched surely
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