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    SubjectRe: super quick >2GB question
    On Fri, 11 Aug 2000, Mark Lehrer wrote:

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    > I've been reading through the latest kernel traffic trying to find a
    > definitive answer on this but haven't had any luck. Here's the
    > questions:
    >
    > 1) does linux 2.4 support >2GB files with ext2 on rh6.2 by just loading
    > the new kernel?

    yes, the basic functionality works (i.e. for all practical purposes it is
    perfect). If you need something exotic like locking then I think it is
    currently on 2.4 TODO list as being merged.

    Basically, I sucessfully ripped 3G worth of audio tracks, cat'd them all
    together as one file and lame(1)'d them all into a single (much
    smaller!) mp3 file. So it is safe to say - it just works. And I didn't
    upgrade glibc or anything like that. I only upgrade the kernel (and all
    other relevant bits like modutils).

    Regards,
    Tigran

    >
    > 2) if not, what is required to support larger files on i386?




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