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From: Richard W.M. Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] appending data to a mmap-ed file
On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 01:36:35AM +0100, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> Or avoid the whole issue and make the file large enough to begin
> with. Thanks to sparse files you can create a huge file that only uses 1
> block on disk. Then you can mmap that and it will use up more disk space
> as you fill in data automatically.

Sure, if you have an upper limit.  Neither works well on 32 bit
architectures where you're really limited for contiguous free address
space.

Rich.

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Richard Jones
Red Hat