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

Alan Cox (
Wed, 29 Jul 1998 23:02:29 +0100 (BST)

> > 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...

If you dont have any files longer than 2^31 bytes they are compatible.

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