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Bug 81434 - rpm breaks in presence of huge filesystems
rpm breaks in presence of huge filesystems
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
Mike McLean
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Blocks: 79579
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Reported: 2003-01-09 09:24 EST by Panu Matilainen
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-27 13:40:24 EST
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Description Panu Matilainen 2003-01-09 09:24:07 EST
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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 13:40:24 EST
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 14:13:21 EST
Thanks. I got all I asked for - that is, keep rpm working despite people
mounting things from monstrous file servers :)

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