> > Why is this not the default when supported?
> Fear.
> Maybe eventually, but right now I think it's too risky.
> One point that I already found out the hard way is that sizeof(off_t)
= 8
> does not guarantee the availability of largefile support; there can
> be filesystem-level constraints, and perhaps other things we know not
> at this point.

Exactly, e.g. AIX is one of those. jfs (not the newer jfs2) has an
to enable large files, which is not the default and cannot be changed
post crfs.
And even if it is enabled, jfs has a 64 Gb filesize limit !
Anybody know others that support large but not huge files ?


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