How to generate a large file allocating space

Alex Bligh alex at
Tue Nov 2 17:37:29 UTC 2010

--On 2 November 2010 07:20:48 -0400 Ric Wheeler <rwheeler at> wrote:

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

Well, the new component will be something simple. All I really
need to know is how to mark the inodes as allocated and initialised,
rather than unwritten.

Alex Bligh

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