Re: DVDs created with too large files
At 1:50 PM +0100 11/3/03, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> >From: Volker Kuhlmann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>> But can a file span multiple extents? The way I read the comment
>>> Gary quoted, it's legal to have an image that is over 2GB in size,
>>> as long as each file inside that image is no larger than 2GB.
>>Careful - the comment was about mkisofs, although it was in the kernel
>>source. It definitely says file*systems* >2GB are legal, otherwise it
>>says mkisofs can't handle single *files* >2GB - that doesn't
>>necessarily mean they're illegal. The comment may also be old and no
>>longer true for current versions of standards.
>It is hard to implement things in mkisofs that cannot be tested.
Well such a resulting volume could certainly be tested, but I understand
that *IX developers may not have non-*IX systems readily available.