[Vm-dev] Mantis issue 7522 (dealing with files > 2GB on linux)

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Sun Jul 24 15:05:36 UTC 2011

On Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 04:41:50PM +0200, Hans-Martin Mosner wrote:
> Hello,
> quite some time ago (early 2010) I posted an issue on mantis about the linux VM's handling of files > 2GB.
> I don't remember whether I sent a report on the list, too, but in any case, current VMs still have the problem.
> IIRC, I had a half-working solution at that time, but I'm not sure what the right way is for getting this problem solved
> now.
> Could anybody please have a short look at this? It would be great if future VMs would be able to handle files of this
> size (many video files are bigger than that limit.)


The Mantis report is <http://bugs.squeak.org/view.php?id=7522>. I just
assigned it to myself (it had previously been unassigned, sorry).

You mention that you had a half-working solution last year. Can you
describe the approach or post some code if you still have it?


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