Bug 165741 - acct does not have Large File Support
acct does not have Large File Support
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Staubach
Brian Brock
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Blocks: 168429 170002
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Reported: 2005-08-11 13:54 EDT by Peter Staubach
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHSA-2006-0132
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-03-07 14:32:18 EST
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Proposed patch (463 bytes, patch)
2005-08-15 10:58 EDT, Peter Staubach
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Description Peter Staubach 2005-08-11 13:54:31 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #165006 +++

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Description of problem:
acct() does not have Large File support. If acct() input file is larger than
2GBs,  acct() does not start process accounting. 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. use acct() system call with >2GBs input file. 

Actual Results:  accton: File too large

process accounting does not start

Expected Results:  process accounting starts

Additional info:

Ernie Petrides's comment:
I believe the handling for the acct() system call within the kernel needs
to add the O_LARGEFILE flag into the 2nd argument in the call to the
filp_open() function from the sys_acct() function (in kernel/acct.c) to
avoid SIGXFSZ signals being sent to commands while accounting is enabled
and the accounting file has exceeded 2 GBs in size.
Comment 1 Peter Staubach 2005-08-15 10:58:24 EDT
Created attachment 117752 [details]
Proposed patch
Comment 2 Peter Staubach 2005-08-26 10:28:33 EDT
The changes are as Ernie has suggested.
Comment 7 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-03-07 14:32:18 EST
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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