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I was about to tell you how wrong you are and that you had completely misunderstood sparse files. I'm happy to report that I've now corrected my own misunderstanding instead. Your article reads correctly when I don't read it with my own incorrect preconceptions. The benchmark and sparse checker utilities are appreciated! fallocate -d is a nice trick too.


Daniel, there's a typo in the table: "Unupported".