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SubjectRe: Filesize limit on SMBFS

You may want to try using glibc 2.2.x, but then you may fail to compile
many other codes. I tried it once, and managed to get >2GB file, but had
to revert back to 2.1.3 because 2.2.x broke compiling other codes.
That was a few months back.


Thanks,
Jeff
[ jchua@fedex.com ]

On Fri, 23 Nov 2001, Marcelo Borges Ribeiro wrote:

> I have fat32 partition, but the problem isnŽt the size of partition it is
> 8GB. The problem is that if you want to
> create a cpio backup of a linux system 3.5GB (I did that to reformat a ext2
> to a reiserfs) to an available fat32 space, in my case the backup size is
> allways 2GB and when I tried to extract back I saw "unexpected end of file".
> So I thought it was that famous kernel limitation of 2GB under any kind of
> partition, but i was informed that fat has this limitation too. So the
> kernel may suport files bigger than 2GB (I really donŽt know, I just know
> that in my case with fat32 it did not and I saw this too with some oracle
> databases that could not be used when they grow and reach 2GB, may be a
> library problem too).
>
> ThatŽs all.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jeff Chua" <jchua@fedex.com>
> To: "Andreas Dilger" <adilger@turbolabs.com>
> Cc: "Marcelo Borges Ribeiro" <marcelo@datacom-telematica.com.br>; "Tyler
> BIRD" <birdty@uvsc.edu>; <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
> Sent: Friday, November 23, 2001 12:35 AM
> Subject: Re: Filesize limit on SMBFS
>
>
> > On Thu, 22 Nov 2001, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> >
> > > VFAT does have a 2GB limit, AFAIK, but I could be wrong.
> >
> > Use "mkdosfs -F32" or use msdos fdisk,format to get >2GB.
> >
> > I'm using 3GB for VFAT partition.
> >
> > Jeff.
> >
> >
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