[RC5] RE: [plans] distributed.net .plan update

Ferry van Steen td at salesint.com
Tue Jun 12 10:56:39 EDT 2001


Far as I know the 2GB file limit was removed in the 2.4.x kernels. Have a
look at it on www.kernel.org
I don't know what the limit is now though, but I don't believe it's
reachable on normal hdd's (40+GB)

regards

----- Original Message -----
From: "Enojon" <enojon at ATTGLOBAL.NET>
To: <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2001 3:06 AM
Subject: Re: [RC5] RE: [plans] distributed.net .plan update


> I think he's referring to Linux (and all Unix unless 64-bit, even them
> sometimes) have
> a built in limit of 2GB filesize-meaning that you can't lseek past 2GB --
> even if sequential
> data.   Too bad Linux/Unix doesn't provide for multi-volume units with
> "infinite" filesize
> like other operating systems.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <thomas.minor at materna.de>
> To: <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
> Sent: Monday, June 11, 2001 6:25 AM
> Subject: [RC5] RE: [plans] distributed.net .plan update
>
>
> > > We had hoped this wouldn't be necessary - we had hoped to be
> > > moved over to the new server (blower) by now.  Technology and time
> > > schedules prevented us from completing the migration.
> > > The 2GB file size limit on Linux is
> > > starting to be a real problem.
> >
> > Hmm.
> > Can't you configure Sybase to accept a raw partition as a tablespace ?
> > Normally, that should fix your problem.
> > Or are the database files not the ones you are talking about ?
> >
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