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Author mboquien
Recipients mboquien, neologix, pitrou, sbt
Date 2014-04-02.22:13:32
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If I remember correctly the problem is that some OS like linux (and probably others) do not really allocate space until something is written. If that's the case then the process may get killed later on when it writes something in the array.

Here is a quick example:

$ truncate -s 1T test.file
$ ls -lh test.file 
-rw-r--r-- 1 mederic users 1.0T Apr  2 23:10 test.file
$ df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sdb1       110G   46G   59G  44% /home
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