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Re: 2.4.11 and large files

To: Robert Sander <robert.sander@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: 2.4.11 and large files
From: Seth Mos <knuffie@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 16:54:23 +0200
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At 16:47 10-10-2001 +0200, Robert Sander wrote:
On Wed, Oct 10, 2001 at 09:39:25AM -0500, Steve Lord wrote:

> If you are using a non-xfs filesystem for I/O then unless your application
> opens the file without O_LARGEFILE it will get bounced out of the kernel
> this way when it attempts to cross the 2G boundary. This code is not
> in the xfs I/O path right now.

I see, but this must be new, because dd works on 2.4.5 and not on
2.4.11, hm. Why do these changes occur in a "stable" kernel.

Because it is actually the start of the 2.5 series perhaps, and linus forgot to tell us :-)


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