Re: 2gig file
"Jens B. Jorgensen" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Brian Schramm wrote:
> > OK. I am dealing with a 2gig file size limit on Linux. I have been
> > reading up on this all day to very little luck as to how to fix it. If
> > I recomend someone to go to debian for an upgrade will this fix it? I
> > am after any fix I can get and at this time changing dist. is just as
> > good for me as anything else.
> > Please someone help me see the lite on this.
> This is due to a limitation of the ext2 filesystem. I believe the
> reiserfs filesystem supports longer files than this but you'd need
> to patch your kernel source to add this. I also don't know if it's
> really ready for prime time yet.
Actually, I think there are a whole LOT of issues with file
sizes > 2GB on ext2 and 32-bit machines. Best place to look for an
explanation would be a searchable archive of the Linux kernel mailing
and do a search with the keywords along the lines of:
2G file size limit
Unfortunately I don't think there is currently a "stable" solution to
this problem. ext3 and reiserfs exist, and may solve the problem, but
I think they're still pretty much considered beta, at best. I'm not
even sure you can use them with a 2.2.x kernel, you may have to use a
"development" kernel, ie., 2.3.x series kernel. Also, of course, you
could solve the problem by going with a DEC/Compaq Alpha or Sparc
64-bit machine running Linux.
- 2gig file
- From: Brian Schramm <email@example.com>
- Re: 2gig file
- From: "Jens B. Jorgensen" <firstname.lastname@example.org>