Well, the large file offset stuff in smbclient seems to work

Richard Sharpe rsharpe at richardsharpe.com
Sun Feb 16 05:13:04 GMT 2003

On Sat, 15 Feb 2003, Michael B. Allen wrote:

> On Sat, 15 Feb 2003 21:26:16 -0500
> "John E. Malmberg" <wb8tyw at qsl.net> wrote:
> > Michael B. Allen wrote:
> > > Richard Sharpe <rsharpe at richardsharpe.com> wrote:
> > > 
> > >>Just reporting that the large file offset code in smbclient and libsmb now 
> > >>seems to work. 
> > >>
> > >>I have been chasing a weird problem with 20+ second delays in completing 
> > >>writes at times, and have got to 130 GB in a file. Heading towards 350GB 
> > >>and later 1TB.
> > > 
> > > Wouldn't anything after 4GB be redundant?
> > 
> > No.  Strange effects can happen at many different file sizes.  If you do 
> > not test it, you do not know that it works.
> Can you give me a specific example? I've written a client and I never
> tested it past 5-6GB. You have me worried now :-/

Well, I would expect problems at 64GB, etc, and 1TB or so. In my case, 
until I have access to a multi-shelf setup, I won't be able to test much 
beyond 1TB.

But the testing has already paid dividends in turning up these weird 
delays for some writes. However, that is a file system issue.

Richard Sharpe, rsharpe[at]ns.aus.com, rsharpe[at]samba.org, 
sharpe[at]ethereal.com, http://www.richardsharpe.com

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