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Re: Sparse file criteria malfunction - binutils produces sparse .exe & .dll files
On Thu, Jun 05, 2003 at 10:48:39AM -0500, Gary R. Van Sickle wrote:
> Wait, no, *100%* of Cygwin users on NTFS are negatively
I'm also on NTFS and I don't suffer, especially after the latest change.
> Yes, now it'll be only if you write past the end of the file. Which apparently
> binutils does. Well, that's something I guess.
Why does everybody fail to evidence?
I'm having a lot of projects on my XP/NTFS system since I'm a developer
developing for Cygwin. I'm running the latest DLL from CVS.
I didn't see any proof that ld or strip create sparse files. All *.a, *.o
and *.exe files take as much blocks as to be expected by non-sparse files.
> Let the not-so-passive-aggressive semi-namecalling begin (I suggest "Assistant
> Adjutant General Complainer JG"). But tell me where I'm wrong first.
You're argumenting without proof.
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