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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).



    -cw

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

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