samba and large files (>2GB)

Eric Mah emah at
Mon Aug 28 14:47:58 GMT 2000

Hi Peter,
    Thanks for your reply.  I did compile a new libc with large file
support, but
Samba still didn't work. Turns out the source for Samba does have large
support, however its disabled by default. I set the flag, recompiled and I
now able to do some large file transactions. I'm still in the process of
but all looks good so far.

                        Thanks again,


Peter Samuelson wrote:

> [Eric Mah <emah at>]
> > I'm running the 2.0.7 samba server on linux with kernel 2.2.16.  I'm
> > using an ext2 filesystem with the large file support patches.  I seem
> > to be having trouble copying files larger than 2 GB from/to an NT
> > machine to/from my linux box.  Does samba have a 2GB limit under
> > Linux?
> Does your libc support the large file syscalls?
> Did you compile Samba yourself, using this libc?
> If both answers are yes, and it still doesn't work, it's a Samba
> problem that should be investigated.  Because it *should* work.
> Peter

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