Re: Large-FAT32-Filesystem Bug

From: Andreas Schwab
Date: Fri Dec 05 2003 - 20:11:31 EST

mru@xxxxxx (Måns Rullgård) writes:

> Andreas Schwab <schwab@xxxxxxx> writes:
>>>>> No problem. I put this patch together quite a while ago for
>>>>> my own use and never got around to sending it in. It removes
>>>>> a number of artificial fat32 limits, and allows files up to 4GB,
>>>> Why only 4gb?
>>> That's what the 32 in fat32 means.
>> No, it doesn't. It's about the number of bits in a cluster number, thus
>> the size of the filesystem. And that 32 is actually 28.
> OK, my mistake, but there is a 32 as in file size, right?

Yes, the size has always been a 32 bit field, even with fat12.


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