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commit 555e6bc447139f530750e3e97a0d563c416aad89
parent fa5241f545671ea2313b4b6cf65293ebc17cece9
Author: sin <sin@2f30.org>
Date:   Sat, 12 Apr 2014 14:04:38 +0100

Add fallocate manpage

Afallocate.1 | 18++++++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 18 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fallocate.1 b/fallocate.1 @@ -0,0 +1,18 @@ +.TH FALLOCATE 1 ubase-VERSION +.SH NAME +\fBfallocate\fR - preallocate blocks to a file +.SH SYNOPSIS +\fBfallocate\fR [\fB-o\fI offset\fR] \fB-l\fR \fIlength file\fR +.SH DESCRIPTION +\fBfallocate\fR preallocates blocks to a file. Only certain filesystems +support the fallocate system call. This is a very fast operation to allocate +uninitialized blocks in a file without doing any IO. +As of the Linux Kernel v2.6.31, the fallocate system call is supported +by the btrfs, ext4, ocfs2, and xfs filesystems. +.SH OPTIONS +.TP +\fB-o\fR Specifies the beginning offset of the allocation, in bytes. +.TP +\fB-l\fR Specifies the length of the allocation, in bytes. +.SH SEE ALSO +fallocate(2)