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SubjectRe: File System Limitations
On Thu, 23 Aug 2001, Fred wrote:

> I tried dd (GNU fileutils) 4.0.36 (redhat 7.1)
> and compiled and installed dd (fileutils) 4.1
>
> still
> [root@bits /a5]# /usr/fileutils/bin/dd if=/dev/zero of=./tgb count=4000 bs=1M
> File size limit exceeded (core dumped)
> [root@bits /a5]# ls
> total 2098436
> 8 drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 8192 Aug 23 22:07 .
> 1120 -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1146880 Aug 23 22:07 core
> 2097152 -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2147483647 Aug 23 22:07 tgb
>
> no errors in /var/log/messages
>
>
> some system info
> amd k6-II 500
> 256 MB ram
> Ali 1541/3 chipset
> WD 20GB 7200 rpm and WD 13GB 540 rpm on one cable
> kernel-2.4.9
> /a5 directory above is /dev/hda5 a vfat partition (is this the problem?)
>
>
> TIA
> Fred

The problem is that dd was not compiled with -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64.

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Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams <ignacio@openservices.net>

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