[Samba] lfs 2GB limit for samba-3.0.0beta2-1.i386.rpm

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Fri Jul 11 10:44:51 GMT 2003

On Fri, Jul 11, 2003 at 12:28:21PM +0200, Vizitiu, Ciprian wrote:
> > Re:  Below  I am using samba  samba-3.0.0beta2-1.i386.rpm
> > I had previously been on the latest redhat version of samba 
> > ... I need large file support... Do you know of a patch for 
> > the newer sambas or do I have to go backwards? (see reference below)
> > 
> > I have a samba-2.2.5-1.i386.rpm but then I have to patch the 
> > kernel... redhat have some many kernel patches that this 
> > would seem to pose a 
> > constant maintenance
> > issue. Is there a smart way around this?
> AFAIK It's strictly a kernel issue not a samba issue. The kernel can not
> handle files larger than 2G. At least not the "normal" one. Sometimes split
> might help or, if you're using GNU tar, have a look at -M and the script
> that gets called for this...

More particulary, the smbfs kernel module.  You would be advised (as I often
say) to either consider the CIFS VFS module, or wait until the patches
to smbfs stabilise and and/or are included.

Andrew Bartlett

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