Bug 81434 - rpm breaks in presence of huge filesystems
Summary: rpm breaks in presence of huge filesystems
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact: Mike McLean
URL: https://listman.redhat.com/mailman/pr...
Depends On:
Blocks: 79579
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-09 14:24 UTC by Panu Matilainen
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-01-27 18:40:24 UTC

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Description Panu Matilainen 2003-01-09 14:24:07 UTC
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Description of problem:
See the URL for my original report on this, additional discussion about the
issue at https://listman.redhat.com/mailman/private/rpm-list/2002-August/016240.html

Just checked the status on RPM 4.2 from rawhide and it's still using "signed
long" in diskspaceInfo_s structure which isn't enough... I've been patching RPM
for my customers to use "signed long long" there without any problems, if it
can't be fixed easily for non-linux platforms then at least please fix it for Linux?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): any rpm version up
to and including rpm-4.2-0.51

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. mount ridiculously big filesystem (somewhere over 1.5TB or so)
2. try to install any rpm

Actual Results:  It'll complain about insufficient diskspace on the huge
filesystem, even if the rpm wouldn't actually install anything in there (!)

Expected Results:  Packages should install regardless of how big filesystems are
mounted on the system.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2003-01-27 18:40:24 UTC
Fixed in like rpm-4.2-0.60. Please note that huge file
systems are unsupported by the Red Hat distro, and rpm
cannot do better than that.

Comment 2 Panu Matilainen 2003-01-27 19:13:21 UTC
Thanks. I got all I asked for - that is, keep rpm working despite people
mounting things from monstrous file servers :)

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