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Re: Sparse file criteria malfunction - binutils produces sparse .exe & .dll files

On Fri, Jun 06, 2003 at 09:07:14AM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Fri, Jun 06, 2003 at 09:29:28AM +0100, Max Bowsher wrote:
>>Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>> I did the same here and I've added the block count which shows how much
>>> blocks has been wasted by being a sparse file:
>>>  188 -rwxr-xr-x    1 corinna  root       191765 Jun  6 09:55 ./ftp/ftp.exe
>>> Sparse bit 200
>>>  497 -rwxr-xr-x    1 corinna  root       508186 Jun  6 09:55
>>> Sparse bit 200
>>>  748 -rwxr-xr-x    1 corinna  root       765264 Jun  6 09:55
>>> Sparse bit 200
>>> So there's no waste of blocks at all.
>>In my testing of sparse files, I found that the extra disc usage did not
>>appear to be reported in Explorer File Properties "Size on Disc", but was
>>visible in the overall Disc Properties, by looking at the change in free
>I extended Pierre's program to report on disk space used versus size on disk.
>AFAICT, the files produced by ld are actually consuming less space on disk
>than reported by ls, thanks to their sparseness.

Nevermind.  I was testing in a directory where I'd set the compression bit on.

So much for my trustworthiness...


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