Author Albert.Zeyer
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I did some further research (with all details here: https://stackoverflow.com/a/65518879/133374).

See vfs_copy_file_range in the Linux kernel. This first tries to call remap_file_range if possible.

FICLONE calls ioctl_file_clone. ioctl_file_clone calls vfs_clone_file_range. vfs_clone_file_range calls remap_file_range. I.e. FICLONE == remap_file_range.

So using copy_file_range (if available) should be the most generic solution, which includes copy-on-write support, and server-side copy support.
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