[svlug] RE: 2GB file size limit ... kernels 2.2.14-6.1.1 / 2.2.14-12
rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue May 23 15:48:52 PDT 2000
begin Bryan -TheBS- Smith quotation:
> Actually, I though that too ... *BUT* there *IS* a patch to support
> >2GB files on Ext2 partitions. It is now part of the 2.3.x series.
> I too thought it was impossible until I saw it in the change logs.
Would you do me the great favour of posting a reference for the above?
I've tried to find one, and cannot seem to. (E.g.,
Is it possible you're thinking of the 2.3.23 "big memory support"
patch? That allows addressing of a maximum 64 GB system memory map,
but has no effect on maximum file size.
To the best of my knowledge, the kernel team hsa spoken only of a
general intention to eventually adopt the X/Open 1996 Large File
Summit's scheme for large files (http://ftp.sas.com/standards/large.file/),
and, until then, Linux x86's files are constrained by usage of 32-bit
file descriptors to 2^31 - 1 bytes (2 GB).
But, I'll gladly learn better.
Rick Moen Fac me cocleario vomere.
rick (at) linuxmafia.com
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