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    SubjectRe: Filesize limitation

    On Mon, 3 Nov 1997, Richard B. Johnson wrote:

    -> On Mon, 3 Nov 1997, Andre Uratsuka Manoel wrote:
    -> >
    -> There is plenty of "room" available in the object types that would
    -> define a file in Linux for an ext2 file-system (like fpos_t, etc.)
    -> I don't have a spare disk large enough to make a 2Gb file. However,
    -> I would guess that if you can't make one (with large enough media), there
    -> is either a bug in the program that tries to create it or possibly a
    -> bug in the kernel. You don't need 64 bits to manipulate a 2 Gb file.

    That's good, but it seems to me libc users a signed integer
    (ssize_t) for functions like read, write, seek, tell. Couldn't that
    cause problems, too?

    Also, the possibility of bugs in the program is still there.

    Thanks and regards

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