[svlug] filesystems without the 2GB file size limits for linux?
DayWalker at TheMatrix.com
Thu Oct 19 12:33:01 PDT 2000
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marc MERLIN [mailto:marc_news at valinux.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2000 9:30 PM
> To: Aaron T Porter
> Cc: Daevid Vincent; SVLUG
> Subject: Re: [svlug] filesystems without the 2GB file size limits for
> On Wed, Oct 18, 2000 at 04:51:40PM -0700, Aaron T Porter wrote:
> > The 2 GB limit is a kernel limit, not a FS limit. I've been using
> > the recent 2.4 kernels in production enviroments for specifically
> Actually, the 2GB limit is a limitation of the kernel
> on 32 bit
> architectures. If you were using an alpha, or an ultrasparc,
> you'd be able
> to go beyond 2G easily.
> That said, yes, 2.4 works around it to make it work on 32bit
> CPUs, but some
> userspace apps have to be modified to support it.
hmmm. isn't 2^32 = 4,294,967,296 so why isn't the limit 4GB then?
What is the limit with the 2.4 kernels after this patch?
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