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    SubjectRe: 2G file size limitation question
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    Matti Aarnio <matti.aarnio@tele.fi> writes:

    |> Chip Salzenberg wrote:
    |>> According to Theodore Y. Ts'o:
    |>> > If the VFS layer can handle 64-bits, we can make the ext2 structure
    |>> > handle 64-bits.
    |>>
    |>> I wasn't going to say anything, but: I'm currently working on making
    |>> the VFS and paging code handle files larger than 2G. So if anyone
    |>> else has in mind to do this, please talk to me and/or wait for me to
    |>> do the hard work. :-)

    |> Fine, but at least with EXT2, once the VFS is 64-bit, there
    |> appears a surprise from rlimit data, which is defined as
    |> "long", that is, signed 32-bits with 32-bit machines...

    You should take a look at the LFS support in glibc 2.1. There are 64 bit
    variants of every syscall that is effected. They just need to be
    implemented in the kernel.

    --
    Andreas Schwab "And now for something
    schwab@issan.informatik.uni-dortmund.de completely different"
    schwab@gnu.org

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