Commit dd46c787 authored by Namjae Jeon's avatar Namjae Jeon Committed by Dave Chinner
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fs: Add support FALLOC_FL_INSERT_RANGE for fallocate

FALLOC_FL_INSERT_RANGE command is the opposite command of
FALLOC_FL_COLLAPSE_RANGE that is needed for someone who wants to add
some data in the middle of file.

FALLOC_FL_INSERT_RANGE will create space for writing new data within
a file after shifting extents to right as given length. This command
also has same limitations as FALLOC_FL_COLLAPSE_RANGE in that
operations need to be filesystem block boundary aligned and cannot
cross the current EOF.
Signed-off-by: default avatarNamjae Jeon <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAshish Sangwan <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarDave Chinner <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDave Chinner <>
parent 444a7022
......@@ -231,8 +231,7 @@ int vfs_fallocate(struct file *file, int mode, loff_t offset, loff_t len)
return -EINVAL;
/* Return error if mode is not supported */
/* Punch hole and zero range are mutually exclusive */
......@@ -250,6 +249,11 @@ int vfs_fallocate(struct file *file, int mode, loff_t offset, loff_t len)
return -EINVAL;
/* Insert range should only be used exclusively. */
if ((mode & FALLOC_FL_INSERT_RANGE) &&
return -EINVAL;
if (!(file->f_mode & FMODE_WRITE))
return -EBADF;
......@@ -21,4 +21,10 @@ struct space_resv {
#define FS_IOC_RESVSP _IOW('X', 40, struct space_resv)
#define FS_IOC_RESVSP64 _IOW('X', 42, struct space_resv)
#endif /* _FALLOC_H_ */
......@@ -41,4 +41,21 @@
* FALLOC_FL_INSERT_RANGE is use to insert space within the file size without
* overwriting any existing data. The contents of the file beyond offset are
* shifted towards right by len bytes to create a hole. As such, this
* operation will increase the size of the file by len bytes.
* Different filesystems may implement different limitations on the granularity
* of the operation. Most will limit operations to filesystem block size
* boundaries, but this boundary may be larger or smaller depending on
* the filesystem and/or the configuration of the filesystem or file.
* Attempting to insert space using this flag at OR beyond the end of
* the file is considered an illegal operation - just use ftruncate(2) or
* fallocate(2) with mode 0 for such type of operations.
#endif /* _UAPI_FALLOC_H_ */
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