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Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 15:54:19 -0400
From: John Mudd <>
To: musl <>
Cc: John Mudd <>
Subject: posix_fallocate() fails on some machines

I built a 32-bit dynamically linked Postgres using musl but I can't run on
some machines because posix_fallocate() returns 95, "not supported".

Here's a sample program that reproduces the issue even when compiled
statically. Any suggestions?

# Build a 32-bit static executable. Works.
$ cat test_posix_fallocate.c
#include <stdio.h>
#include <fcntl.h>
int main() {
    int fd = open("foo", O_RDWR|O_CREAT, 0666);
    if (fd < 0) return 1;
    printf("posix_fallocate() returned %d\n", posix_fallocate(fd, 0,
$ uname -mrs
Linux 4.4.0-116-generic i686
$ musl-gcc -static -o test_posix_fallocate test_posix_fallocate.c
$ test_posix_fallocate
posix_fallocate() returned 0

# Copy it to an older OS. Fails.
$ uname -mrs
Linux 2.6.32-358.14.1.el6.x86_64 x86_64
$ test_posix_fallocate
posix_fallocate() returned 95

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