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SubjectRE: LFS stopped working
But ulimit shows that the file size is unlimited... would this be a bug?  If
that's the case, then how/why would it work before?



-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2001 1:38 AM
To: Alex Adriaanse
Subject: Re: LFS stopped working

"Alex Adriaanse" <> writes:

> Hey,
> I've been running 2.4.14 for a few days now. I needed LFS support, so I
> recompiled glibc 2.1.3 with the new 2.4 headers, and after that I could
> create large files (e.g. using dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=1M count=0
> seek=3000) just fine.
> However, as of yesterday, I couldn't create files bigger than 2GB anymore.
> I did not change kernels, nor did I mess with libc or anything else (I did
> some Debian package upgrades/installations/recompiles, but I don't think
> they should affect this) - I'm not quite sure what happened. Now commands
> such as the dd command I mentioned above will die with the message "File
> size limit exceeded", leaving a 2GB file behind. Rebooting didn't solve
> anything. My ulimits seem to be fine (file size = unlimited).
> The last few lines of the strace on the dd command above shows the
> following:
> open("/dev/zero", O_RDONLY|0x8000) = 0
> close(1) = 0
> open("test", O_RDWR|O_CREAT|0x8000, 0666) = 1
> ftruncate64(0x1, 0xbb800000, 0, 0, 0x1) = 0
> --- SIGXFSZ (File size limit exceeded) ---
> +++ killed by SIGXFSZ +++

ulimit is hit. I strongly advise to upgrade to glibc 2.2 when using
kernel 2.4,

Andreas Jaeger
SuSE Labs

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