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SubjectRe: Large files
On Tue, Jun 10, 2003 at 09:57:57AM -0400, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
> With 32 bit return values, ix86 Linux has a file-size limitation
> which is currently about 0x7fffffff. Unfortunately, instead of
> returning from a write() with a -1 and errno being set, so that
> a program can do something about it, write() executes a signal(25)
> which kills the task even if trapped. Is this one of those <expletive
> deleted> POSIX requirements or is somebody going to fix it?

http://www.sas.com/standards/large.file/

#define SIGXFSZ 25 /* File size limit exceeded (4.2 BSD). */

from fs/buffer.c:

err = -EFBIG;
limit = current->rlim[RLIMIT_FSIZE].rlim_cur;
if (limit != RLIM_INFINITY && size > (loff_t)limit) {
send_sig(SIGXFSZ, current, 0);
goto out;
}
if (size > inode->i_sb->s_maxbytes)
goto out;


> Cheers,
> Dick Johnson
> Penguin : Linux version 2.4.20 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).

/Matti Aarnio
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