Bug 34029 - diff and cmp has problems with big files
diff and cmp has problems with big files
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: diffutils (Show other bugs)
7.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-03-30 02:50 EST by Erika Mustermann
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:32 EDT (History)
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Description Erika Mustermann 2001-03-30 02:50:23 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.7C-SGI [en] (X11; I; IRIX 6.5 IP32)


Using 'diff' or 'cmp' on files bigger than 2GB you receive the
error message: Value too large for defined data type

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. dd if=/dev/zero of=testfile seek=2050 bs=1024k count=1
2. diff testfile /dev/null
  => Value too large for defined data type
3. cmp testfile /dev/null
  => Value too large for defined data type

	

Actual Results:  The errormessage 'Value too large for defined data type'.


Expected Results:  Obviously I would like to see the diff. :-)

At ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/diffutils-2.7.2.tar.gz is a fixed
version waiting since 1998 for it's usage.
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2001-05-02 17:25:25 EDT
Fixed in diffutils-2.7.2-1.

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