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SubjectRe: Support for >2Gig files on i386
On Sun, Aug 16, 1998 at 06:55:33PM -0400, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:

> That's why I was suggesting an approach that bypasses the VFS and the
> generic file read/write routines for files >2GB. It's almost certainly
> easier to implement, and I suspect it will fit more people's needs.

Surely it depends what people use >2GB files for?

Sure, large databases use them - but them most real databases allow
you to use multiple devices[*]/files....

If we are to allow some files to bypass the VFS, then this actually
might be a nice thing to do for other files, depending on a flag
passed to open(2).


[*] Here I mean: Device == database device != linux block device

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