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Date:	Thu, 12 Jan 2012 16:21:30 -0800 (PST)
From:	Hugh Dickins <>
To:	Allison Henderson <>
cc:	Dave Chinner <>,
Subject: Re: punch-hole should go beyond i_size

On Thu, 12 Jan 2012, Allison Henderson wrote:
> On 01/11/2012 07:55 PM, Dave Chinner wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 05:02:12PM -0800, Hugh Dickins wrote:
> > > 
> > > ext4_ext_punch_hole() contains /* No need to punch hole beyond i_size */
> > > early return, and trimming to i_size below, but forgets that the other
> > > variety of fallocate(), with FALLOC_FL_KEEP_SIZE set, may have allocated
> > > blocks beyond i_size.  They can be removed with ftruncate(), but it is
> > > unexpected for fallocate() not to undo its own work, and xfs does so.
> > 
> > I'm pretty sure that's a bug as XFS allows punching holes in extents
> > beyond EOF.
> Oh I see, I'll take a look at it, I think it will be ok to just take out the
> early return.  Thx!

Thanks.  And I've just noticed another, very easily fixed, error:
I believe those -ENOTSUPPs in ext4_punch_hole() should be -EOPNOTSUPPs.

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