lists.openwall.net   lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  linux-hardening  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
 
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:	Fri, 15 Apr 2011 13:26:03 -0400
From:	Christoph Hellwig <hch@...radead.org>
To:	Eric Blake <eblake@...hat.com>
Cc:	Christoph Hellwig <hch@...radead.org>,
	Jim Meyering <jim@...ering.net>,
	Eric Sandeen <sandeen@...deen.net>,
	Dave Chinner <david@...morbit.com>, xfs-oss <xfs@....sgi.com>,
	coreutils@....org, linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org,
	Markus Trippelsdorf <markus@...ppelsdorf.de>
Subject: Re: Files full of zeros with coreutils-8.11 and xfs (FIEMAP related?)

On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 11:24:19AM -0600, Eric Blake wrote:
> Would it be worth borrowing from Solaris' semantics and adding SEEK_HOLE
> and SEEK_DATA to lseek(2), as a higher level (less-detailed, but easier
> to define and easier to use) interface for discovering the regions of a
> file that only contain NUL bytes?

Yes, I've already suggested that both in this thread and on IRC.

For efficient copies it's the only usable interface.
--
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-ext4" in
the body of a message to majordomo@...r.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html

Powered by blists - more mailing lists