Bug 67662 - pdksh does not properly open files during I/O redirection to files to take advantage of >2GB files
Summary: pdksh does not properly open files during I/O redirection to files to take ad...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pdksh
Version: 7.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
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Reported: 2002-06-28 17:55 UTC by Craig Dawson
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-06-28 17:55:19 UTC

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Description Craig Dawson 2002-06-28 17:55:15 UTC
Description of Problem:

When running the ksh shell, redirecting output to a file that is >2GB will fail
with the following text:

echo "test" >> /tmp/largefile.out
ksh: cannot create /tmp/largefile.out: File too large

When using bash, the same operation works fine.

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


How Reproducible:

Try and create a file that is greater than 2GB

cat /dev/zero > /tmp/largefile.out

- will fail with "File size limit exceeded"

Actual Results:

Resulting file size will be:

-rw-r--r--    1 root     sys      2147483647 Jun 28 13:48 largefile.out

Expected Results:

File should be able to grow beyond 2GB in size.

Additional Information:
A solution that I have found is to compile the pdksh source using the following
gcc flags:


Doing this will allow ksh to redirect output to greater than 2GB files without
any problems.

Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2002-06-28 18:28:57 UTC
Added in pdksh-5.2.14-19

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