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SubjectRe: Stability of ReiserFS onj Kernel 2.4.x (sp. 2.4.[56]{-ac*}

On Sun, 15 Jul 2001, Alexander Viro wrote:

> On Sun, 15 Jul 2001 wrote:
> > Umm that is very interesting - I was rather sure there were some problems
> > a while ago (2.2.x ?). Is there anything special necessary to use large
> > files ? Because I tried to create a 3+gig file and now I cannot ls or rm
> > it. (More details: the file was created using dd from block device (tried
> > to backup a smaller ext2 partition), ls and rm say "Value too large for
> > defined data type" and I upgraded everything mentioned in Documentation/Changes).
> <shrug> you need fileutils built with large file support enabled (basically,
> it should use stat64(), etc. and pass O_LARGEFILE to open()) and you need
> sufficiently recent libc. But that's the same regardless of fs type.

May I ask where does one get a patched fileutils package ? I have just
downloaded fileutils-4.1 from and it has 0 information in
README, configure --help, etc on how to enable this and when compiled ls
still complains.

thanks !

Vladimir Dergachev

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