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SubjectRe: Filesize limit on SMBFS
On Nov 22, 2001  17:23 -0200, Marcelo Borges Ribeiro wrote:
> This limit is a kernel´s limit not a file system´s limit. Even vfat has a
> limitation of 2GB under linux. I thought with kernel 2.4.x this will be
> over.

Totally incorrect. 2.4 allows files larger than 2GB, and with a patch,
you can do this on 2.2 as well. If you are having problems with a 2GB
limit, then either your shell, libc, or tools is causing the problem.

VFAT does have a 2GB limit, AFAIK, but I could be wrong.

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tyler BIRD" <>
> > Ext2 Filesystems I believe have the limit of 2 GB. Ext3 Extends that
> > Limit to something??

No, the ext2 and ext3 limits are exactly the same, about 4TB right
now, but they would be larger with a bit of bug fixing (up to 16TB).
Note that the kernel has a limit of 2TB for a single device.

> > is maximum file size on SMBFS really 2GB? I cannot create file
> > bigger than that.

As for SMBFS, I don't know, but it can obviously not be larger than the
limit on the server.

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger

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