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From: Ronald Natalie <>
To: "Erik E. Fair" <>
Cc: The Eunuchs Hysterical Society <>
Subject: Re: [TUHS] Unix filesystem semantics history - files with holes
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2019 01:28:57 -0400
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Define large?  It appears that filesystems going back to Research V4 supported sparse files.    The maximum file size went up from 2**24 in V6 to 2**32 in V7, and then broke that barrier in several of the subsequent file systems.

> On Apr 10, 2019, at 10:37 PM, Erik E. Fair <> wrote:
> When did the Unix filesystem add the semantics for "files with holes" (large,
> sparse files)?
> Just an idle question that was sparked by a conversation I had today.
> 	Erik <>

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Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-04-11  2:37 Erik E. Fair
2019-04-11  5:28 ` Ronald Natalie [this message]
2019-04-11 15:57 Richard Tobin
2019-04-11 19:09 ` William Corcoran
2019-04-11 19:49 ` Bakul Shah

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