Playing with sparse files

Stuart Jansen sjansen at buscaluz.org
Thu Mar 10 16:48:49 MST 2011


On Thu, 2011-03-10 at 12:09 -0700, Joseph Hall wrote:
> Question 1: Why is my non-sparse file full of zeros, sitting inside
> the filesystem inside the new sparse file, not taking up a lot of
> space?
> Question 2: Why is the metadata not taking up a lot of space?

It's spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarse magic!



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