Re: 2.1.108: file sizes > 2GB with ext2?

Steven Roberts (
Wed, 29 Jul 1998 14:09:37 -0800

Andi Kleen wrote:
> Carlos Carvalho <> writes:
> > I need a file bigger than 2GB, but apparently there's a limit of
> > 2147479552 bytes for the file size :-( Is this correct? Is there an
> > option I can use to have larger files?
> >
> > I've seen this as a wishlist for 2.2, but haven't found anything else...
> Only way is to use a block device directly, or switch to a 64bit platform.

Seomthing just hit me on this, does this mean ext2 partitions made on a
64-bit arch aren't compatible with those made on a 32-bit arch (or is it
just a in running kernel sizeof(long) limitation)?

Am shuffling some servers around and was about to move a drive from an
intel box to an alpha...


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