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SubjectRe: ramfs problem... (unlink of sparse file in "D" state)


On Sun, 7 Jan 2001, Chris Wedgwood wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 06, 2001 at 03:35:32PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
>
> BTW Al: We have another general vfs/fs problem to handle - which
> is exceeding max file sizes on limited file systems. Pretty much
> nobody is getting it right. Ext2 can be tricked to go past the
> limit, sys5 1k sits there emitting printk messages etc.
>
> Which filesystems have limits other than 2^31 bytes?

Plenty. ext2, for one - e.g. with 4Kb blocks you have limit at
0x4010040c000 for files and 0x100000000 for directories. With 1Kb blocks
the limit for files is 0x404043000. Notice that the latter is not a
multiple of page size on Alpha.

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