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Re: [PATCH][ALPHA 3] ext2fs and large stores (> 1.5G)

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: [PATCH][ALPHA 3] ext2fs and large stores (> 1.5G)
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 14:56:31 +0200
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only commenting on one thing for now.

On Mon, Jul 21, 2003 at 02:51:37PM +0300, Ognyan Kulev wrote:
> e2fsprogs uses Unix API to work with partitions/images.  Unfortunately, 
> we have a limit of 2G for files, so I've made an ugly patch for 
> e2fsprogs that uses libstore in e2fsck as "Hurd IO manager".  Probably 
> when the patch is polished, I'll send it upstream.

Please don't, that's just wrong.  We will get large file support, and in
fact a lot of groundwork for this has been done already in glibc.  The only
main problem left is io_map.


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