Re: NFS file size limit
On Thu, Mar 09, 2006 at 08:12:31AM +0000, Andrew M.A. Cater wrote:
On Wed, Mar 08, 2006 at 06:24:40PM -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
My program is writing trace output via printf to standard output on an
i386 sarge system. Standars output is redirected to an NFS-mounted
reiser partition on an etch AMD64 machine. It hit thr wall at
2147483647 bytes, giving me the message
File size limit exceeded
ls tells me
-rw-r--r-- 1 hendrik hendrik 2147483647 2006-03-08 09:41 traceout
Now how do I dismantle this limit? Is it a printf and fprintf
limit? a stdout limit? an NFS limit? a kernel limit on one machine or
the other? Or (I suspect not) a reiser limit?
And how do I get around it? I really do still have 73G free on the
target partition, and I'd like to get to use them.
That's about 2G - that's not an uncommon file size limit on a 32 bit system.
printf - possible. NFS - more likely. Stdout - no limit I know of.
Any ideas how to get around the NFS limit? Do different implementations
have different limits? I noticed, for example, that there are kernel-
and user-space NFS's.
Hey, something I know about! I just hit this problem a few months
back. You want to run NFS level 3, which is not supported by the user
space NFS package. You need to run the kernel space NFS package, which
supports level 3.
For me, I had to recompile my kernel because I didn't have it
enabled... No big deal though. Switching to the kernel space NFS
server fixed me right up.
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