Large files

From: Richard B. Johnson (
Date: Tue Jun 10 2003 - 08:57:57 EST

With 32 bit return values, ix86 Linux has a file-size limitation
which is currently about 0x7fffffff. Unfortunately, instead of
returning from a write() with a -1 and errno being set, so that
a program can do something about it, write() executes a signal(25)
which kills the task even if trapped. Is this one of those <expletive
deleted> POSIX requirements or is somebody going to fix it?

Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version 2.4.20 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).
Why is the government concerned about the lunatic fringe? Think about it.

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