preallocated file size

Nicolas Williams Nicolas.Williams at
Tue Feb 8 18:44:04 GMT 2000

On Tue, Feb 08, 2000 at 01:02:57PM -0500, Cole, Timothy D. wrote:
> > Even simpler might be the no-holey-files-by-smb-clients fix.
> > 
> 	What if the SMB client is a Unix system?

Can Samba detect the type of client? If so then this behaviour might be
made configurable.

Since non-POSIX clients don't expect holey file semantics Samba could
zero-fill what would otherwise be holey files for them. The impact on
performance would not be nice though.

Hmmm, the performance problem might just argue for the truncate-on-no-space
approach instead...

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