[wellylug] 2Gb Linux file size limit help

Simon Blake simon at citylink.co.nz
Sat May 22 20:02:53 NZST 2004


There used to be limitations in both kernels and glibc - from memory, 
you need a 2.4 kernel and at least glibc 2.2.  

Cheers
Si

On Sat, May 22, 2004 at 12:48:04AM -0700, Wood Brent said:
> 
> 
> I'm downloading a DVD image. At 2,147,483,647 bytes I get the merror message:
> File size limit exceeded. Same with both a reiser & ext3 filesystem.
> 
> Any suggestions for a fix or workaround? 
> 
> I guess this is the 2Gb file size limit on 32 bit systems. I don't wanna get a
> 64 bit box for this just yet :-)
> 
> 
> Thanks,
> 
>  Brent
> 
> 
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