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bug#9800: Incomplete truncated file buffers from the /proc filesystem


From: Paul Eggert
Subject: bug#9800: Incomplete truncated file buffers from the /proc filesystem
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 15:02:53 -0700
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On 10/24/11 14:50, Richard Stallman wrote:
> I think there was a reason for doing it this way.  Perhaps so as to
> allocate the space before reading the file.

Yes, that sounds right.  And in the typical case where the file is not
growing, that allocates space efficiently.  If the file is growing, though,
it's OK to allocate more space after discovering that the initial
allocation was too small.





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