[erlang-questions] fallocate(FALLOC_FL_PUNCH_HOLE) / lseek(SEEK_HOLE / SEEK_DATA) anytime soon ?

Bernard Fouché <>
Mon Nov 19 18:21:17 CET 2012


Hi List,

Is there any chance that the API support these features in a reasonable 
time? I see that fallocate() implementation is stalled since 2010 and I 
read nothing about implementing fallocate(FALLOC_FL_PUNCH_HOLE) and 
adding support for lseek(SEEK_HOLE / SEEK_DATA) to [position/2] while 
all these features should allow one to write some interesting db backend 
on file systems supporting very large files.

Thanks,

     Bernard



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