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

Chris Wedgwood (
Thu, 30 Jul 1998 11:09:27 +1200

On Wed, Jul 29, 1998 at 11:19:53PM +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:

> They are compatible, because ext2 internally uses 32bit block
> numbers (and a block on a normal HD is 512bytes). It is purely a VM
> limitation.

So - what does a (say) 5GB file look like when a disk is moved from
an Alpha to an Intel box - and what happens you you open/seek/mmap


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