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SubjectRe: Filesize limit on SMBFS
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I have fat32 partition, but the problem isn´t 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 don´t 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).

That´s 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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