Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 19398
2.2.16-4.lfs rpm didn't get me 4GB file sizes, still 2GB
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
I have loaded the 2.2.16-4.lfs rpm and it boots up using the kernel fine. I still can't use file sizes bigger than 2GB. I am using
Solaris 2.7 tar (large file size capable in which I have created 6 GB tar files on Solaris 2.7) to make a 4GB tar file writing to my
Redhat linux 6.2 system via nfs mount. The tar file stops at 2,147,481,600 bytes just like it did before the 2.2.16-4.lfs rpm was added.
I have scsi disks and did the mkinitrd command.
Why is there such a limitation in file size for Redhat? I would like at the very least to use 4GB files sizes and I would prefer 8 GB file
sizes if I can. How do I do this? I would like to use my Linux computer for a backup server in which I want to write dump or tar files to
my Linux system. I know I can make smaller dump or tar files, but then I have to check more closely on the 30 servers that I am backing
up that no one file size is bigger than 2GB. It would be easier to have the bigger file size capability.
Why didn't the 2.2.16-4.lfs rpm work?
Thank you for your help.
717-441-3300 ext 26
Old Linux was NFSv2 only which has a 2Gb limit