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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Only send SIGXFSZ when exceeding rlimits.
On Sat, 19 May 2007 17:19:35 -0700
Micah Cowan <> wrote:

> Some users have been having problems with utilities like cp or dd
> dumping core when they try to copy a file that's too large for the
> destination filesystem (typically, > 4gb). Apparently, some defunct
> standards required SIGXFSZ to be sent in such circumstances, but SUS
> only requires/allows it for when a written file exceeds the process's
> resource limits. I'd like to limit SIGXFSZs to the bare minimum required
> by SUS.
> Patch sent per
> Signed-off-by: Micah Cowan <>

Acked-by: Alan Cox <>

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