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    SubjectRe: Filesystem creation problems with 2.4.17
    Adam McKenna wrote:
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    > I'm having some problems creating a large filesystem on linux kernels
    > 2.4.17. I am using Debian Potato with Adrian Bunk's updates for
    > running 2.4. The filesystem is approx. 260GB and is on an AMI MegaRAID
    > RAID-5 stripe.
    >
    > ...
    > write(3, "\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0"..., 32768)
    > = -1 EFBIG (File too large)
    > --- SIGXFSZ (File size limit exceeded) ---
    > +++ killed by SIGXFSZ +++

    Kernel bug. Apply this patch:

    http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/andrea/kernels/v2.4/2.4.18pre2aa1/00_blkdev-ulimit-1

    Or run mke2fs from a fresh root login (not via `su')
    or fiddle with ulimit to set it unlimited.

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