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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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