Paul Winkler wrote:
Our experiments suggest that ext2, ext3,
and reiserfs optimize for sparse files so there is no such guarantee.
AFAICT from some quick googling and wikipediaing, the same is true for
NTFS, XFS, JFS, ZFS. I suspect we've accounted for the majority of the
production Zope installations in the world.

In that case it would seem better to just remove the ineffectual code altogether.
Benji York
Senior Software Engineer
Zope Corporation
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