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    SubjectRe: lseek("/dev/hda1", 0, SEEK_END) returns 0
    Pavel Krauz wrote:
    >
    > Hi all
    >
    > I would like to ask you if the lseek with SEEK_END and offset of 0
    > should return 0
    > when used on raw devices like hard disk or cdrom.
    > By example Solaris 2.5 returns the correct length of partiton but Linux
    > 2.0 returns 0.
    > What is the right behaviour?


    How big is your hard drive? lseek() returns a 32 bit signed value, which
    is probably too small for you (max of 2 gigs if my math is correct).
    llseek() may work though I believe you need glibc to use it.

    Also, you are calling lseek() on a filedescriptor, not the actual name
    right? :)



    Jordan

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