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SubjectRe: files bigger than 2 GB
First of all, thanks to all of you for your responses.  :-)  I was under
the impression 2.4 still didn't have large file support, as I seem to
recall ssize_t still was 32 bits.

On Tue, Sep 12, 2000 at 04:25:02PM +0200, Andreas Jaeger wrote:
> >>>>> Arnaud Installe writes:
>
> > Hello,
> > I need support for files larger than 2GB. What's the status for that ?
> > AFAIK neither 2.2 nor 2.4-test support that out of the box. Can anyone
> > point me to a good link for patches ? Apart from the kernel, does
> > anything else need changes for large file support ?
>
> 2.4.0test7 has all the LFS (large file support) in it. It will work
> on ext2 - but e.g. not on NFSv2.

So how about ReiserFS ? And Coda ?

> You need a new glibc (no need to recompile your programs). glibc 2.2
> will support the kernel LFS interfaces, a beta quality test release is
> available as glibc 2.1.93 (search the mailing list archives at
> http://sources.redhat.com/glibc for the announcement).
>
> Some distributions, like SuSE 7.0 (RedHat might also, I'm not sure),
> come with a glibc 2.1.3 that has LFS support in it that works with
> 2.4.0testX.

Ok, thanks.

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Arnaud Installe a.installe@ieee.org

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-- Marion Zimmer Bradley, _The Forbidden Tower_
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