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SubjectRe: 1GB Limit on EXT2FS?
The limit is the maximum size for a _file_ not for the partition.

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Riley Williams wrote:
>
> Hi Peter.
>
> >> Is there a way around the 1GB File size limitation on Ext2?
> >> I'm pulling a bunch of stuff of a tape from a mainframe, and
> >> the files are about 3GB in size.
>
> > It's actually 2 GB, but the answer, for now, is unfortunately
> > "no". Large file support for ext2 is supposed to go into 2.3.
>
> Something's got me puzzled here - I hadn't realised there was a
> limit of either 1G or 2G on ext2 partitions - indeed, one of the
> systems I use has an ext2 partition that's 3,952,477,184 bytes in
> size, which is somewhere around 3.7G according to my calculations.
> Perhaps somebody could advise what the actual situation is?
>
> Best wishes from Riley.
>
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