There is a kernel patch to overcome the 2Gb
limitation. I don't know how good/bad/indifferent
it is, just that it's out there ( at
ftp://mea.tmt.tele.fi/linux/LFS to be more precise ).
rfjak at eircom.net
On Mon, 12 Jun 2000, Stephen Shirley wrote:
> Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 10:05:18 +0100 (IST)
> From: Stephen Shirley <diamond at csn.ul.ie>
> To: ILUG Mailing List <ilug at linux.ie>
> Subject: [ILUG] 2 GB tar.gz file Q
> I was trying to zip up a lot of stuff ( about 35 GBs )
> into a tar.gz file using the command:
> tar -czvf blah.tar.gz stuff/
> but it stopped after 2 GB and said that the file is too big.
> Now is that a limitation in tar, gzip, or ext2fs?
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