Re: Filesizes >2gig

Alan Cox (
Sat, 3 May 1997 23:52:53 +0100 (BST)

> I can quite happily create filseystems over 2gig - but not
> files. Would adding support for very large files be easy - or is this
> a problem with libc and lseek etc?

The main problem is a 2Gig file is 32bits of space (including a sign bit).
So all the 32bit file offsets etc all break. The alpha ought to cope a bit

There is a 64bit API but Linux doesn't yet support it.