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SubjectRe: File size limit exceeded with mkfs
Andreas Dilger <> said:
> On Nov 20, 2001 11:02 -0500, Jason Tackaberry wrote:
> > I just installed a shiny new 80GB disk as primary slave and decided to
> > upgrade to 2.4.14+ext3 patch. It appears that with this kernel, and
> > also with 2.4.15-pre7, when trying to mkfs partitions greater than 2GB,
> > I get "file size limit exceeded" and mkfs aborts. I can successfully
> > mkfs partitions <= 2GB.
> >
> > I do not have this problem with 2.4.7; all works well. Wondering if the
> > difference was ext3, I tried compiling 2.4.15-pre7 without ext3 support
> > and the same problem occured.
> Several people have reported problems like this also. What happens is
> that if you are logged on as a user, then su to root, it will fail. If
> you log in directly as root, it will work.

This kind of differences (direct root login vs su) usualy are due to
different environment variable settings.

Just US$0.02
Horst von Brand
Casilla 9G, Vin~a del Mar, Chile +56 32 672616
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