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Subject[PATCH v4 10/10] manpage: update FALLOC_FL_COLLAPSE_RANGE flag in fallocate
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From: Namjae Jeon <namjae.jeon@samsung.com>

Update FALLOC_FL_COLLAPSE_RANGE flag in fallocate.

Signed-off-by: Namjae Jeon <namjae.jeon@samsung.com>
Signed-off-by: Ashish Sangwan <a.sangwan@samsung.com>
---
man2/fallocate.2 | 21 +++++++++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 21 insertions(+)

diff --git a/man2/fallocate.2 b/man2/fallocate.2
index ec9011c..69a4dbd 100644
--- a/man2/fallocate.2
+++ b/man2/fallocate.2
@@ -1,5 +1,6 @@
.\" Copyright (c) 2007 Silicon Graphics, Inc. All Rights Reserved
.\" Written by Dave Chinner <dgc@sgi.com>
+.\" Updated by Namjae Jeon <namjae.jeon@samsung.com>
.\"
.\" %%%LICENSE_START(GPLv2_ONELINE)
.\" May be distributed as per GNU General Public License version 2.
@@ -7,6 +8,7 @@
.\"
.\" 2011-09-19: Added FALLOC_FL_PUNCH_HOLE
.\" 2011-09-19: Substantial restructuring of the page
+.\" 2013-11-10: Added FALLOC_FL_COLLAPSE_RANGE
.\"
.TH FALLOCATE 2 2013-11-08 "Linux" "Linux Programmer's Manual"
.SH NAME
@@ -113,6 +115,25 @@ does not change.
Not all filesystems support
.BR FALLOC_FL_PUNCH_HOLE ;
if a filesystem doesn't support the operation, an error is returned.
+.SS Collapsing file space
+Specifiying the
+.BR FALLOC_FL_COLLAPSE_RANGE
+flag in
+.I mode
+collpse space in the byte range starting at
+.I offset
+and continuing for
+.I len
+bytes. Within the specified range, it first de-allocates blocks and eliminates
+the hole created in this process by shifting data blocks into the hole.
+
+Different filesystem may implement different limitatios on the granularity of
+the operation. Most filesystem will limit operations to filesystem block size
+boundaries, but this boundary may be larger or smaller depending
+on the filesystem and/or the configuration of the filesystem or file.
+
+If filesystem has such limitation on granularity, It will return error(EINVAL).
+
.SH RETURN VALUE
On success,
.BR fallocate ()
--
1.7.9.5


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