Max file size
davecb at canada.sun.com
Thu May 17 13:19:20 GMT 2001
Justin D Davis wrote:
> I have been doing a little bit of work on updating some of the
> documentation. I have not found any notes of a max file size, but I
> apparently hit a 2GB limit. Is this a ext2 issue which I have forgotten
> about? Or is this a samba issue which should be documented?
> If this is a Samba issue, I would consider it a very large issue we must
It's smort of an OS issue, but it is reported to
applications, which have to be
a) large-file safe -- it causes no data
loss or corruption when it encounters a large file. A util-
ity that is large file safe is unable to process properly a
large file, but returns an appropriate error.
b) large-file aware -- if it can process large
files in the same manner as it does small files
We're sorta large-file aware, but only on systems which
support large files: on those we're large-file dozy (;-))
We really should handle functions which fail and set errno
EFBIG An attempt was made to write a file that exceeds the
maximum file size or the process's file size limit, or
the file is a regular file and an attempt was made to
write at or beyond the offset maximum associated with
the corresponding stream.
Alas, we don't, which poses a problem on systems which
are in transition between small- and large-file capable.
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