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    SubjectRe: Filesize limitation
    Followup to:  <>
    By author: "Richard B. Johnson" <>
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    > > Hello gentlemen,
    > >
    > > I was contact by people asking about filesize limits in Linux as
    > > they tried to create a 2GB file, but couldn't. I figured the problem
    > > might be the filesize limitation. At least that is what I'd expect to
    > > happen with a file that size. Am I right on that? If it is so, is there
    > > a 64-bit filesystem for Linux?
    > >
    > 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.

    Actually, Linux *does* have a 2 GB (2^31-1 bytes) filesize limit in
    the current incarnation. For one thing, the file length field in the
    ext2 inode is 32 bits.

    There has been a lot of talk about supporting a new set of 64-bit
    system calls and I think some of the latest experimental kernels do
    support them.

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