Creating sparse files over SMB

Conrad Minshall conrad at
Tue Dec 17 03:12:00 GMT 2002

Has anyone tried NT_TRANSACT_IOCTL for sparse files over SMB?  Natively in
Windows sparseness never seems to be an implied aspect of a write beyond
EOF but it could be a nice performance win to do so. Both client and server
side are interesting.

rse_files.asp for some native documentation.

Conrad Minshall ... conrad at ... 408 974-2749
Alternative email addresses: rad at and conrad at

More information about the samba-technical mailing list