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Re: 2GB File size limit on ext3?

On Tue, Mar 11, 2003 at 10:06:31AM -0600, Junus Djunawidjaja wrote:
> I'm using RedHat 7.2 with kernel 2.4.18-26.7.xsmp and root mount using
> ext3.
> And I have simple test.pl script:
> #!/usr/local/bin/perl
> open FILE, ">testfile";
> while(1){
>   print FILE "Test.\n" or die $!;
> }
> It's died when the file size is 2147483647
> and give error message: "File size limit exceeded"
> and I run "cat testfile testfile >> testfile2", died at the same
> filesize.
> After that I downgrade the filesystem to ext2.
> The test.pl script still error but the cat command works fine and
> testfile2 can exceed more than 2GB.
> Does ext3 have 2GB file size limitation?

AFAIK, Ext3 can scale to several (4?) terabytes. Whether the utilities can
address up to that amount is another question.

> OOT: do you think I need to recompile my perl to enable large file
> access?

That's probably your best bet. You could try 5.8; more recent releases are
more likely to support large files.

-- Skylar Thompson (skylar attglobal net)
-- http://www.earlham.edu/~thompsk/

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