Re: [PATCH] fallocate: enable fallocate options on Linux

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On 02/29/2012 10:22 PM, Daniel Ehrenberg wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I'd just like to clarify: I'm not sure if the patch I just sent is
> exactly what we'd want. Maybe it is correct to set FIO_HAVE_FALLOCATE
> on some Linux systems which aren't at least glibc version 2.8. I don't
> know much about the history of these features, and if any fio users
> are using an older system where they do still want fallocate
> capabilities, I'd appreciate input here.

There is something a bit wonky there. We should be able to use
posix_fallocate() from 2.6 and on, but only the linux fallocate from 2.8
and up.

Something like the below.

diff --git a/os/os-linux.h b/os/os-linux.h
index 3bf6bd9..d5c3f76 100644
--- a/os/os-linux.h
+++ b/os/os-linux.h
@@ -50,6 +50,9 @@
  * Can only enable this for newer glibcs, or the header and defines are
  * missing
  */
+#if __GLIBC__ >= 2 && __GLIBC_MINOR__ >= 6
+#define FIO_HAVE_FALLOCATE
+#endif
 #if __GLIBC__ >= 2 && __GLIBC_MINOR__ >= 8
 #define FIO_HAVE_LINUX_FALLOCATE
 #endif

-- 
Jens Axboe

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