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Old 05-07-2003, 02:54 PM   #1
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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, 03:06 PM   #2
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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.
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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, 06:46 PM   #4
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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.
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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?


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