Bug 183624 - ncpfs doesn't support 64-bit file size
Summary: ncpfs doesn't support 64-bit file size
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel   
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Version: 4
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Dave Jones
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2006-03-02 11:46 UTC by vvs
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:25 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-03-04 20:25:24 UTC
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Description vvs 2006-03-02 11:46:32 UTC
Description of problem:

After I mounted remote NetWare filesystem all files with sizes over 4G appear as
only 4G-1.

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


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. ncpmount -o tcp -A serverip -S servername -U username /mountpoint
2. cd /mountpoint
3. ls -l
Actual results:

All files with sizes over 4G will show as 4G-1

Expected results:

They should show as they are

Additional info:

We have NetWare 6.5 SP5 with NSS volumes. I understand that there are no NetWare
servers at RedHat for testing, but if someone is willing to get new experience
then you can download NetWare 6.5 SP5 for free from Novell:

1st CD - http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/2973059.htm
2nd CD - http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/2973060.htm

Comment 1 Dave Jones 2006-03-04 20:25:24 UTC
See http://www.uwsg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0009.1/0887.html

Due to insufficent info on the format, upstream has been unable to add support
for >4GB.

Comment 2 vvs 2006-03-06 08:58:53 UTC
That post is quite dated. I'll try to contact him by mail to get more current
status. The information about 64-bit file NCPs is already published in "NetWare
Core Protocols" February 28, 2005, Page 328.

Comment 3 vvs 2006-03-07 06:59:50 UTC
According to mail I received he has no plans to implement 64-bit file access.

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