LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 05-07-2003, 03:54 PM   #1
petway56
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
File size limit


Hi all, I need help finding out what is causing my MythTV to get a file size limit exceeded error when a file exceeds 2 Gigs. I am running Mandrake 9.1. I am recording to a Fat32 partition with plenty of space. (Isn't Fat32's file size limit 4Gigs?) I have checked user limits by using 'ulimit -f' and all users are unlimited. I also checked the common /etc/security/limits.conf and there is no limit set there. I am at a loss as to what would cause it to size out. I am pretty sure it is not the application as it's sole purpose is to record gigs of video data. Any ideas?
 
Old 05-07-2003, 04:06 PM   #2
trickykid
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,133

Rep: Reputation: 199Reputation: 199
Usually by default the kernel itself has not been compiled to handle or add support for files over 2GB. Just recompile your kernel to enable this and you won't run into this problem thereafter.
 
Old 05-07-2003, 04:25 PM   #3
petway56
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Posts: 7

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Ahh ok, I thought most of the distros shipping with the newer kernels defaulted to that. I'll check it out. Thanks.
 
Old 05-07-2003, 07:46 PM   #4
whansard
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: Mosquitoville
Distribution: RH 6.2, Gen2, Knoppix, 98,2000 + various
Posts: 3,171

Rep: Reputation: 52
on my system i can write files bigger than 2 gig's on
reiserfs, but on fat32, i get file size limit exceeded when
i hit 2 gigs. so i don't think it's the kernel.
 
Old 05-08-2003, 12:19 AM   #5
petway56
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Posts: 7

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
hmm, that makes me wonder. I'm running Reser on my main system drives. unfortunately my really large drives are Fat32. I'll have to see if I get the same results. Anyone know an easy way to check if LFS is enabled in the kernel? Also is there an easy way to change from Fat32 to another filesystem while maintaining data integrity?
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
samba file size limit? babag Linux - Networking 2 10-12-2005 03:26 PM
File Size limit? compu73rg33k Linux - Software 1 02-27-2005 11:11 PM
limit file size ust Linux - General 2 02-24-2005 08:33 AM
File Size Limit?? Manuel-H Linux - Software 1 04-16-2004 04:23 AM
file size limit jaysan Slackware 5 07-12-2002 04:43 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:22 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration