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Re: stat and a 2GB+ file

by Snuggle (Friar)
on Jun 13, 2002 at 14:14 UTC ( #174209=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to stat and a 2GB+ file

Yeah, I have definately heard of this bug before, problems always seem to arise around 2GB and this seems to happen exclusively to Solaris users with older perl versions. An upgrade is definately in order.
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Re: Re: stat and a 2GB+ file
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 14, 2002 at 01:24 UTC
    Your exclusively is a guess that you made up. Why are you presenting it as if it was authoritative?

    Here is my guess about why you might believe that.

    Solaris has had 64-bit support for a long time, people don't upgrade Perl rapidly there, and people often use Solaris for dealing with large amounts of data. So this combination arises relatively often.

    It does not happen as much on Windows because most people don't throw around files over 2GB on Windows, and those who do usually are running a relatively recent system. It does not happen as much on Linux because Linux added support for files over 2 GB relatively recently, so if your kernel is recent enough to handle the files, then you probably have a recent version of Perl installed at near the same time. It does not happen as much on FreeBSD because there are fewer FreeBSD people.

    However on any OS, if you have Perl without large file support dealing with large files, it will not work.

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