lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2000]   [Nov]   [20]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
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 \
> ` bcollins@debian.org -- bcollins@openldap.org -- bcollins@linux.com '

/Matti Aarnio
-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 12:47    [W:0.038 / U:0.276 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site