posix_fallocate (3) - Linux Man Pages
posix_fallocate: allocate file space
NAMEposix_fallocate - allocate file space
#include <fcntl.h> int posix_fallocate(int fd, off_t offset, off_t len);
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
- _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600 || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L
DESCRIPTIONThe function posix_fallocate() ensures that disk space is allocated for the file referred to by the descriptor fd for the bytes in the range starting at offset and continuing for len bytes. After a successful call to posix_fallocate(), subsequent writes to bytes in the specified range are guaranteed not to fail because of lack of disk space.
RETURN VALUEposix_fallocate() returns zero on success, or an error number on failure. Note that errno is not set.
- fd is not a valid file descriptor, or is not opened for writing.
- offset+len exceeds the maximum file size.
- offset was less than 0, or len was less than or equal to 0.
- fd does not refer to a regular file.
- There is not enough space left on the device containing the file referred to by fd.
- fd refers to a pipe.
VERSIONSposix_fallocate() is available since glibc 2.1.94.
POSIX.1-2008 says that an implementation shall give the EINVAL error if len was 0, or offset was less than 0. POSIX.1-2001 says that an implementation shall give the EINVAL error if len is less than 0, or offset was less than 0, and may give the error if len equals zero.
SEE ALSOfallocate(1), fallocate(2), lseek(2), posix_fadvise(2)
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