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RE: [Linux-cluster] Sparse files in GFS



Yes, zero-padded.

Regards,

Samuel.

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From: linux-cluster-bounces redhat com
[mailto:linux-cluster-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Wendy Cheng
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2006 1:30 AM
To: linux clustering
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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