On Tue, Jan 06, 2004 at 08:32:23PM +0300, Alex wrote:
> Hi everybody!
> Some time ago there wasn't any possibility to create disk file larger 
> than 2G and there was no problem with lseek().
> But as for now we can do it but I looked into headers and found off_t is 
> equal to long -> no more than 2G on i386 machines.
> As far as lseek() is a system call I cannot believe it cannot be used 
> with larger files but how?
> Maybe it's a silly question? :0)

Not a silly question, but one based on false assumptions.

FreeBSD has been able to create files larger than 2G for a long time.
off_t is a 64-bit type, and therefore is quite capable of representing
sizes larger than 2G.  lseek() has no problem handling files larger than

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Erik Trulsson
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