[Samba] RE: Version 2.2.6 and above are not able to store big fil es over 2GB

jra at dp.samba.org jra at dp.samba.org
Tue Dec 3 21:02:00 GMT 2002

On Tue, Dec 03, 2002 at 07:06:20PM -0000, Ken Walker wrote:
> Here are my tests using a LM8.1 ( samba 2.2.2 ext2 ) and LM9 ( samba 2.2.7
> ext3)
> Using Tar to copy 8Gig comprising 5 folders and umpteen files.
> From	    to	File system	 Max file size allowed	Max file size system
> LM8.1	    LM9	    ext3			2Gig			4Gig
> LM8.1	  Win2000	    ntfs			2Gig
> 4Gig
> LM8.1	   Win98	    fat32			2Gig
> 4Gig
> Also tried using cp, as above, with a 4Gig file and it still bombed out at
> 2Gig.
> So it looks like if you want to copy a file out of or into a samba server
> that's bigger than 2G. forget it. It doesn't even respect the target
> operating systems max file size.
> Any answers from the Samba Team ?
> Mr Smiley ( stuck in a corner and basically buggered :o(  )

I hate to see a good man buggered :-). I have a patch for this
that is being tested right now. Ask herb lewis (herb at sgi.com)
for it right now, I'm still working on a "large allocation"

Hold tight, fix is coming.


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