Re: >2GB files with x86

Matti Aarnio (
Thu, 5 Mar 1998 00:22:48 +0200 (EET)

> So the latest kernels seem to allow >2GB files in ext2 on alpha,
> but how about x86 ?

At the moment the VFS layer passes file offsets and sizes
with variables of types: int, off_t, and long (somewhat

At x86 that means limiting to 32-bit SIGNED values. Tough.

There is work in progress to alter that.

> Stefan

/Matti Aarnio <>

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