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SubjectRe: Bug in large files ext2 in 2.4.0-test11 ?
On Mon, Nov 20, 2000 at 02:16:41PM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> > > Do programs compiled against a glibc with LFS (2.4.x kernel) support, and
> > > using that LFS support, work on kernel 2.2.x machines?
> >
> > Yes. Even glibc (2.2) compiled against kernel without LFS support has LFS
> > interface. Of course limited to 2GB files only.
> On some platforms...
> E.g. I can already access > 2gig files on my ultrasparc :)

And I can do so on Alpha, which has forever had 64-bit file sizes
also at the kernel side.

All glibc since 2.1 have user-visible interfaces of 64-bit
file-sizes, but the glibc/kernel interface depends on what
kernel headers have been used when compiling glibc.

Just for comparison, RedHat delivers glibc compiled with
2.3.nn/2.4.0 headers -> newer interfaces are supported.

> Ben
> / Ben Collins -- ...on that fantastic voyage... -- Debian GNU/Linux \
> ` -- -- '

/Matti Aarnio
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