amd64/84930: [msdosfs] something wrong with msdosfs on amd64

Roland Smith rsmith at
Sun Aug 14 21:30:23 GMT 2005

The following reply was made to PR amd64/84930; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Roland Smith <rsmith at>
To: Mikhail Teterin <mi+kde at>
Cc: bug-followup at, andy at
Subject: Re: amd64/84930: [msdosfs] something wrong with msdosfs on amd64
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2005 23:20:49 +0200

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 On Sun, Aug 14, 2005 at 04:59:08PM -0400, Mikhail Teterin wrote:
 > Maybe, something is "wrong" about this particular filesystem?
 > It was created by IRiver -- I never reformatted it. It is 40Gb,
 > but I can extract some headers or whatever would be useful to
 > debug this...
 Did you get any unusual messages in the system logfiles?
 > Or, maybe, it is related to its size? Two people have responded so far
 > with their _working_ examples, but theirs are 61Mb and 250Mb.
 Could be, but I don't think so. IIRC, you have to have the "options
 MSDOSFS_LARGE" in your kernel for drives >128GB.
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