On Fri, Dec 15, 2006 at 12:57:50AM +0900, Hiroshi Saito wrote:
> >Win32 does not implement fseeko() and ftello(). So I think it limit to
> >handle a 2GB file. Is this a specification?
> Yes, Magnus-san suggested the problem. It is present TODO.  The entire 
> adjustment was still difficult though I had tried it. SetFilePointer might 
> be able to be saved. However, I think it might be an attempt of 8.3...

I've been looking at a fix for this, and I think I have it. The solution
looks to be to redefine off_t to 64-bit (the standard headers *always*
define it as 32-bit, and there is no way to change that - at least not
that I can find).

I have the fix made for just bin/pg_dump for now (in pg_dump.h), and I'm
testing that. (So far only on MSVC builds)

A question though - is there any *gain* from using 64-bit offsets in the
actual backend? The change could of course be done in port.h, but that
will affect the whole backend (and require a few more functions than
just fseeko/ftello to be redefined) which could have larger

So - provided that this works after my test is completed, is the better
place to do this for just pg_dump/pg_restore, or attempt to do it for
the whole backend?


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