Re: [reiserfs-dev] Re: [PATCH] expanding truncate

From: Chris Mason (
Date: Fri Jan 04 2002 - 12:33:32 EST

On Thursday, January 03, 2002 11:17:56 AM -0500 Alexander Viro
<> wrote:

[ expanding truncate patch ]

> Seriously, it looks like a half-arsed and very old attempt to do common
> expanding truncate() for no-holes filesystems. BTW, these days rlimit
> checks are done by vmtruncate().

Whoops, good point. It was a very old and half-arsed attempt at doing
expanding truncate to no-holes filesystems (mostly the fat flavors).
reiserfs likes it because it needs to insert zero'd out indirect items for

I've got the bits to make fat use it too, the only real gain being able to
save staroffice files onto fat.

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