On Tuesday 10 July 2001 14:05, you wrote:
> Now what is the point of a kernel which can support large files if
> supporting utilities don't ? Little bit of a RH QA problem there, I'd say.
Yep. In order for utilities to support 64-bit file offsets, they need
to be compiled with _FILE_OFFSET_BITS #defined to be 64, and
optionally a few other things (see /usr/include/features.h). For
things which are "properly" written (ie : only using off_t to
represent file sizes, not making any unwarranted assumptions about
variable types, etc), this is the only required change, and it can be
dumped into a Makefile. However, there's no guarantee that all
utilities *are* "properly" written, so they have to be tested
individually... it shouldn't be too long before the standard
distributions catch up.
Colm Buckley @ NewWorld Commerce
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