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Old 04-25-2005, 05:29 AM   #1
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problem with files larger then 100Mbyte++


I have posted a topic on bittorrent not able to handle file larger then 4gbyte.

However I found out that the problem is not only that. My slackware couldn't handle file larger then 100mbyte, which is shameful.

Yesterday, a though came into my mind. Maybe it had something to do with ULIMIT in /etc/login.defs. I must admit that I did also upgrade Slackware-current with the latest upgraded packages.

But I suspect it was ULIMIT which causes bittorrent, azureus and also audacity to crash when reaching the file size limit.

Anybody can confirm or shoot me down, please do so. I want to learn, I want to know what was the problem.

Note: I comment out ULIMIT. The problem is fix, for now.
 
Old 04-25-2005, 05:33 AM   #2
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lol,

i have
Code:
#ULIMIT         2097152
But its commented out
 
Old 04-25-2005, 09:37 AM   #3
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#ULIMIT         262144
Can somebody confirm or refute that my ULIMIT was the cause of file size problem?
 
Old 04-25-2005, 10:35 AM   #4
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Just a thought though. Since its commented out that should have no affect. I have the same value as xushi posted. What do you get when you type ulimit in the console? It replies unlimited to me.
 
Old 04-25-2005, 08:01 PM   #5
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you sure it's not a running out of memory problem?

I had big troubles with that recently, killing my programs. it turned out that I had simply forgotten to add a swap line to my fstab

this may not have anything to do with your situation but it's somewhat important, overall.

Last edited by DaWallace; 04-25-2005 at 08:03 PM.
 
Old 04-25-2005, 08:40 PM   #6
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it is very strange, i never had those problems on slackware or any other linux distro. which filesystem are you using?
the ulimit return unlimited for me on linux.
 
Old 04-25-2005, 10:38 PM   #7
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Sorry, I need to clarify.

The problem is gone after I comment out the ULIMIT.

When the ULIMIT was set to the number above I had the problem.

And now I know for sure that the file size is limited to 128mbyte.

On another machine which I have ULIMIT (can't remember the setting), my file size was limited to 1gbyte.
 
Old 04-26-2005, 02:29 AM   #8
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You could comment this line if it works and set ulimit with bash

see man bash, ulimit can be applied for file size created (-f), the maximum
number of processes (-u) for an user and other things...
 
Old 04-26-2005, 10:40 AM   #9
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Thanks keefaz. Now I think it is for sure ULIMIT in /etc/login.defs was the culprit.

This is clearly a case of, ain't broken, tweak till it breaks and fix it.
 
  


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