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R: Re: [Linux-cluster] Sparse files in GFS



Title: R: Re: [Linux-cluster] Sparse files in GFS

Wouldn't dd do?


-----Original Message-----
From: linux-cluster-bounces redhat com <linux-cluster-bounces redhat com>
To: linux clustering <linux-cluster redhat com>
Sent: Mon Dec 11 00:30:07 2006
Subject: Re: [Linux-cluster] Sparse files in GFS

Krikler, Samuel wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Do you know if there is any tool that can efficiently pad files
> (pre-allocate their space) in GFS files to prevent the files from
> being sparse?
>
> I’d like to efficiently create nice continuous files of hundreds of
> GBs (both logically and physically) before I start using them in my
> application.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Samuel.
>
Sorry, not at this moment. It has been on the to-do list. One question
though - these spaces do not need to be zero-padded, right ?

-- Wendy

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