How to generate a large file allocating space

Ric Wheeler rwheeler at
Tue Nov 2 11:20:48 UTC 2010

  On 11/02/2010 04:01 AM, Alex Bligh wrote:
> On 2 Nov 2010, at 03:21, Andreas Dilger<adilger.kernel at>  wrote:
>> Actually, I think Ceph has a network block-device feature (recently submitted/committed to mainline), and Lustre has a prototype block-device feature as well.
> Unfortunately I need something not prototype. Fortunately I don't need many of lustre's or ceph's features.

Sounds like you will end up writing something brand new - much less stable than 
any of the options mentioned in the thread previously.


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