large files

Andrew V. Samoilov kai at
Thu Oct 18 03:17:03 GMT 2001

Hi, Ivan!

> > Some program was compiled with large file support, some without.
> > MC 4.5.55 can be configured with --enable-largefile. This also
> > fixes some mc problems over ntfs on 2.4 kernels.
>         Yes, this is at least part of it, I have downloaded and
> installed MC 4.5.55 from debian and it must have been compiled with
> --enable-largefile, since then I can see some large files on my
> directories.

Just fine!

> > Please mail me kernel and glibc versions.
>         I'm using a 2.4.9 kernel downloaded from debian and my
> glibc... (I must say I'm a bit newbie at this, I understand enough C
> to read the code, but don't comprehend exactly the whole picture of
> linux) so when you say glibc I don't know if you mean libc5 (It's
> 5.4.46), libc6 (mine is 2.2.4) or libglib1.2 (which is 1.2.8-helix1).

I meant libc6 and 2.2.4 must be fine.  Can you create 22 GB files from
root by something like ?

dd if=/dev/zero bs=1024k count=22528 | tr '\000' 1 > filename

If you can, it may be non-root user limitation. Try ulimit -a in your
bash from that user.

Well I test it on my ext2/2.2.19/glibc2.1.3 system and I really can't
create more than 2 GB long file.
Now I have not access to system 2.4.x/glibc2.2.4 system.

> By the way, previous to mc 4.5.55 installation I had to download and
> install libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2_2.95.4-0.011006_i386.deb... perhaps it
> interferes in all this?

mc and libstdc can't be  reason for samba problems.


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