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Re: Ext2/3 and sparse files.



On Tue, Jun 10, 2003 at 10:06:11AM +0200, Daniele Masini wrote:
> Can ext2 or ext3 filesystem manage sparse files?
> And so, in which way? Does it use extents?
> Thanks in advance.

Yes, it does manage sparse files, just as the BSD Fast File System
handles sparse files --- using a block number of 0 in the direct and
indirect block pointers.  It does not use extents.

						- Ted




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