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Old 07-21-2006, 07:40 AM   #1
wfernley
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File size limit exceeded


Can anyone tell me why I would be getting a File size limit exceeded error?

I checked the ulimit -a command and it showed this:

core file size (blocks, -c) 0
data seg size (kbytes, -d) unlimited
file size (blocks, -f) unlimited
max locked memory (kbytes, -l) 4
max memory size (kbytes, -m) unlimited
open files (-n) 1024
pipe size (512 bytes, -p) 8
stack size (kbytes, -s) 10240
cpu time (seconds, -t) unlimited
max user processes (-u) 4031
virtual memory (kbytes, -v) unlimited


It looks like my file size is fine. I am logging in as root.

Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Wes
 
Old 07-21-2006, 08:12 AM   #2
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Is the maximum file 2 or 4 GB(nearly exactly)? What filesystem do you use?
 
Old 07-21-2006, 01:01 PM   #3
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It is 2GB exactly. I am using Whitebox Linux.
 
Old 07-21-2006, 01:36 PM   #4
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YES! Congratulations! You've just hit one more 2-in-a-strange-power limit!
I asked about filesystem, not distribution - it is the way how disk is formatted. Simply the size of the file is stored in some place with limited capacity. Some good soul stores it in signed type (never seen size -4096 bytes long, though; but sometimes -1 byte read can mean some special errors) - and the limit is 2GB-1 byte. In a nutshell - you have to do something rather big to overcome the restriction. Not sure if your programs can support it without some patching, at least...
 
Old 07-21-2006, 01:47 PM   #5
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Thank you for your reply.

Well would ext3 be the filesystem? Or would Fat and FAT32 be the filesytem. I believe I did FAT32 if I remember correctly. How would it be possible for me to find out?

thanks again for your reply.
 
Old 07-21-2006, 04:31 PM   #6
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cat /proc/mounts . See what entry has mountpoint being longest prefix of your path (/mnt/windows, for example). Next to mountpoint, you see fs type. vfat means fat32. It is not ext3 - 2049MB-file created well.

But there is no reasonable way to change fat32 behavior in that sense. So - be ready to look for workaround.
 
  


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