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SubjectRe: 1GB limit - new filesystem or ext3?
   Date: 	Thu, 26 Mar 1998 22:10:33 +0000 (GMT)
From: Alistair Riddell <>
Pardon me for being ignorant, but wouldn't it be possible to use unsigned
(i.e. 32-bit) variables instead of 31-bit? That would at least allow 4GB
files. Or is the extra bit/sign used for something?

The lseek() interface uses the sign bit for being able to do negative
offsets from the current position of the file.

- Ted

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