large file support

Kris Kennaway kris at
Thu Aug 18 15:12:00 GMT 2005

On Thu, Aug 18, 2005 at 03:32:49PM +0200, Chris Knipe wrote:
> Hi,
> Uhm, quite urgent, but does BSD support < 4GB files on i386?

You mean >4GB, not <4GB, and the answer is "yes, it has supported them
on UFS for many years".

> We have a 4.3GB MySQL Table (i.e. one file), mysql reads from it, server halts, we tried to cp / mv it, server halts... 
> For a test, I did a quick dd to generate a 6.4GB file, server halted.... 
> What's the solution here????   

Perhaps something is wrong with your hardware, or you are using some
kind of non-default filesystem (i.e. not UFS).

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