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Re: big files

From: Iain Morgan
Subject: Re: big files
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2004 11:44:20 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu Oct  7 09:28:51 2004, Brendan Strejcek wrote:
> Sometimes I get these messages:
>     a: RecursiveCheck was looking at XXX when this happened:
>     a: lstat: Value too large for defined data type
> where XXX is a file name larger that 2 GB. This happens on machines
> running Linux kernel 2.4.18. I'm pretty sure other programs don't have
> problems like this when dealing with big files, so I suspect that maybe
> cfengine was compiled incorrectly.
> Anyone have experience with this?

I've seen similar behaviour under Solaris 8 and 9.  I tried building
cfengine with the flags indacted by 'getconf LFS_CFLAGS' buty that
resulted in othere problems which I unfortunately do not recall at the

Iain Morgan
NAS Desktop Support Group

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