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SubjectRe: olarge -- force O_LARGEFILE on app binaries.
On Apr 14, 2003  17:29 +0100, Tigran Aivazian wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Apr 2003, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> > I don't see how this helps you very much. So now, instead of the kernel
> > complaining with EFBIG and/or SIGXFSZ, your 32-bit size offset wraps in
> > the application.
>
> Good point, but, very _very_ luckily it does NOT happen in this case, i.e.
> with gs(1). I just verified every bit of output and it is correct both
> before and beyond the 2G boundary, all the way to 5.2G. But in general
> (i.e. for some other app) your comment is valid.

I suppose for applications that do only streaming I/O (and gs is one of those)
this O_LARGEFILE fix shouldn't cause any problem. Any applications which do
seeking, or otherwise use/store the file offset for any reason will likely
break. However, since they are still using the 32-bit syscalls, they will
likely just get EOVERFLOW and not die horribly (assuming they check the
return code).

Cheers, Andreas
--
Andreas Dilger
http://sourceforge.net/projects/ext2resize/
http://www-mddsp.enel.ucalgary.ca/People/adilger/

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