File fragmentation

Matt McCutchen hashproduct+rsync at
Mon Aug 14 23:32:32 GMT 2006

On 8/13/06, Rob Bosch <robbosch at> wrote:
> Is this something that should be implemented at the rsync level or cygwin
> level?  It would seem that is the opportunity to "pre-allocate" is available
> it would be useful to make sure space is available for the new file.

Only rsync knows how much data it plans to write, so rsync would have
to make some sort of call to provide the eventual file size.  I don't
know anything about the Windows call for preallocating space or
whether it is available through Cygwin.  If I get a chance, I will try
to find out.


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