large files

Petter T. Olsson po26 at
Wed Oct 17 09:35:04 GMT 2001


	Please explain further.  According to the Mandrake Reference
Manual, Chapter 9, Page 50, there is a table describing features and
limitations in the different filesystems.


Petter T. Olsson
Consultant/Advisor II
Cornell University
Veterinary College CPPS/DCS
Ithaca, NY 14853-6401
(607) 253-3411 

-----Original Message-----
From: Trond Eivind Glomsrød [mailto:teg at] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2001 11:40 AM
To: Joseph Loo
Cc: samba list
Subject: Re: large files

Joseph Loo <jloo at> writes:

> I am not sure but you might be running into the limitations of the 
> ext2 file ssytem. I believe it has a 4 Gbyte limitation on a single 
> file. You might have to consider another file system for your large 
> files.

You're wrong. Ext2 doesn't have such a limitation - the limits are
elsewhre in the kernel. If you have a patched 2.2 kernel (like the
enterprise edition of Red Hat Linux 6.2) or a 2.4 kernel, in addition to
a glibc with the necesarry support, you can make applications support

Red Hat Linux 7.1, with glibc 2.2 and a 2.4 kernel, has such support -
but the applications also need to be compiled with special defines and
not be coded in broken ways (don't use "int" where you should have used
"off_t" etc).

Trond Eivind Glomsrød
Red Hat, Inc.

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