On Sat, Feb 8, 2014 at 7:34 AM, Adam Vande More <amvandem...@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 8, 2014 at 5:42 AM, Aryeh Friedman 
> <aryeh.fried...@gmail.com>wrote:
>> bhyve (as far I know) disks must be one solid file (md backed) or a /dev
>> block device... therefore it is unlikely the above would work
> The reported size would be identical so I don't see what the problem is.

bhyve blindly read/writes into the middle of the file without consulting
the filesystem and thus bypassing any things like sparse fill in.... namely
all you gain is a few seconds of startup time (matter of fact I think
truncate might use sparse allocation [i.e. attempting to read into the
middle with guest OS control will result in potentially seeing host data])

Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer, http://www.PetiteCloud.org
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