Re: udf maximum file size 1GiB ?
Jamil Djadala <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I'm use debian testing(etch), amd64 and i386.
> for my usb mass storage i use udf, according to specs, udf have maximum
> file size 16EiB
> But i cant create file more that 1GiB:
> dd if=/dev/zero of=big_file bs=1024 count=2000000
> File size limit exceeded
> and big_file is 1G big.
> same on amd64 and i386
> any ideas what is wrong ?
This problem was covered on lkml.
Long story short, the udf module has a bug which often corrupted
something (slab ?) in the kernel when writing file > 1Gb.
The udf module maintainer imposed this limit with 2.6.17 to avoid
harmful corruptions. He intends to write a proper fix for udf. But
this fix is not trivial and it will take some time.
Look for lklm archives if you want more details.
Until then, we're stuck.
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