Re: MAX iso9660 size?

From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Tue Oct 10 2000 - 00:13:15 EST

Followup to: <>
By author: Andre Hedrick <>
In newsgroup:
> Is there a limit?
> I keep getting barfs on an iso9960 image 4,592,353,280 of this size.
> Basically I am burning DVD's at 4.7GB tests before patching the kernel
> before 2.4 for expanded DVD support.

I belive kernels had a problem with ISO 9660 > 2^31 or 2^32 bytes
until recently. Also, mkisofs might not be able to handle it.

Yes, UDF is the way to go, but these large filesystems do exist.
Yggdrasil recently released a two-layer DVD as an ISO 9660 filesystem;
the announcement had the kernel requirements in question.


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