Bug 145238 - CPIO won't back up files >2G
CPIO won't back up files >2G
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cpio (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Vrabec
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Reported: 2005-01-15 14:33 EST by sean fulton
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Description sean fulton 2005-01-15 14:33:04 EST
Description of problem:
CPIO will not back up files >2G, but tar does.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RH9, used cpio 2.5-3 that came with it, problem still exists in 2.5-7
from FC-3

How reproducible:
Create a file 11Gbytes in size
ls | cpio -ov -O/tmp/output.cpio
Error message is: 
cpio: it_ag_search.tar: Value too large for defined data type

Downloaded the SRPM, re-compiled with "-D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64

New error message is:
cpio: File it_ag_search.tar grew, 0 new bytes not copied

(The file did not grow)

BTW: The ls is used simply for testing. Our backup scripts, which
first caught this error, use find . -print | cpio

I saw a similar bug posted here, but the poster seemed to think the
bug was from find. It's not; the same error comes up using find or ls.

And tar -cvf tarfile.tar it_ag_sarch.tar works fine


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Comment 1 Peter Vrabec 2005-01-17 09:12:19 EST
I tried latest cpio-2.6-3 from development.
Back up 6.5GB file with no problems.
Comment 2 sean fulton 2005-01-17 09:45:03 EST
Where can I get this?
Comment 3 sean fulton 2005-01-17 10:18:04 EST
I found it. Download cpio-2.6-2 from fedora development and it seems
to be working.

Comment 4 sean fulton 2005-01-17 10:30:26 EST
I take that back. cpio-2.6-2 running on RedHat 9 still produces the
following error:

cpio: File lnxdb1.cpio grew, 0 new bytes not copied
lnxdb1.cpio is an 11 Gbyte file.

Comment 5 Peter Vrabec 2005-01-18 04:31:05 EST
Use FC3 with the newest cpio-2.6-3(should appear in development soon).
I test it on 13GB of data.
Comment 6 sean fulton 2005-01-18 12:23:42 EST
I think the issue is with the glibc. I compiled cpio-2.6.2 with
glibc-2.3.2. When I tried to install the RPM version of 2.6.2, it
complained that I needed to upgrade to glibc-2.3.4, which is a pain on
RH 9.

Any suggestions?

Comment 7 sean fulton 2005-01-18 19:24:20 EST
I just upgraded to glibc2.3.4 and installed cpio-2.6.3 and am getting
the same error about 

cpio: File lnxdb1.cpio grew, 0 new bytes not copied
lnxdb1.cpio is an 11 Gbyte file.

The file has not grown, so something is still screwed up.


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