Quickly create large file in linux

Usually in linux we need to quickly create large file in which we don’t care much about the content to do some test such as disk I/O test, then we can use:

fallocate -l 10GB test.bin

this system call would create a file with size 10GB named test.bin and contain random content quickly, because it only pre-allocate the space without write anything into it so that the heavy disk I/O is avoided.


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