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Re: Large files

To: gigo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Large files
From: Russell Cattelan <cattelan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 12:42:03 -0500
Cc: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
References: <Pine.SGI.3.91.1001026183726.202050A-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
gigo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

>  Hi,
> I'm a newbie in this field, so my question will seem dummy for many,
> think. I've just compiled xfs into my kernel, because I need to operate
> on large data files. First thing I've done after mounting my new xfs was:
> > dd if=/dev/zero of=BIG_FILE
> Great. Now I have file, that I can not stat even (so rm does not work, he
> he). So, how can I use large files, since maximum filesize in linux is
> limited to 0x7fffffff ??? Just increasing this number in kernel sources
> isn't the best idea, is it ??? Thanks in advance,
> Grzegorz Wieczorek

How big is this file?
Linux  does support files larger than 2gig; (the traditional 2^31

Please send more info, like size of file, output/errors from ls or rm.


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