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Re: final release - p2p or mirrors



On Mon, May 17, 2004 at 01:49:43PM +0800, Chris Kloiber wrote:
> No, this is when having bittorrent read teh .torrent file, determine the
> final size of the download, then dd if=/dev/zero of=filename
> bs=<file_size>. Then as the pieces arrive they get written to the
> correct position within the already existing file, resulting in almost
> no fragmentation.

I don't think this will work.  A file full of zeros may be written as
a sparse file, with no wasted all-zero disk blocks actually allocated.



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