Bug 100491

Summary: perl 5.6.1 is not compiled with large file support
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 Reporter: Ulf Zimmermann <ulf>
Component: perlAssignee: Chip Turner <cturner>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Description Ulf Zimmermann 2003-07-22 21:32:46 UTC
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Description of problem:
The perl rpm which comes with AS 2.1 is not compile to support large files, 
this is a configure option. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run the following perl program:


open(OUT, ">test2.5g.bin") or die "Can't open test2.5g.bin to write!\n";

$a = "";
for ($i = 0; $i < 1024; $i++) {
        $a = $a."A";

for ($i = 0; $i < 2621440; $i++) {
        print OUT $a;
        print "1K block #$i\r";
print "\n\n";

Actual Results:  Program will core dump with:

Filesize limit exceeded (core dumped)

Created file is:

2099204 -rw-rw-r--    1 ulf      ulf      2147483647 Jul 22 14:31 test2.5g.bin

Tested as normal user (limit shows "filesize unlimited") and as root.

Expected Results:  Should create a 2.5GB file.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Chip Turner 2003-07-22 21:48:07 UTC
large file support breaks ABI compatibility.  this will not be enabled for RHEL
AS 2.1.  Future releases may support large files.