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Re: Memory comsumption of svn

From: Ben Collins <bcollins_at_debian.org>
Date: 2002-02-28 19:21:24 CET

On Thu, Feb 28, 2002 at 09:21:36AM -0800, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2002 at 09:53:53AM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> > Heh, 2gig file limits are way old problems for Linux :) I know it is
> > still a concern on WinNT 4, and Win9[58] (maybe 2000 aswell?).
> Eh, no.
> I'll just point out that Linux (actually, glibc I think) still has
> major problems with 64-bit files and network code.

Uh, glibc 2.2.x handles large files just fine, if you enable it.
Sendfile not supporting it is a limitation in the kernel, I believe.

> This shouldn't be too much of a problem because BDB will try to
> hide that, but APR will *not* handle large files on Linux since
> they disable sendfile() with 64bit files. Since APR is
> network-oriented and we like sendfile(), we don't allow 64-bit
> file mode in APR on Linux. And, consequently, we've never enabled
> 64-bit support on Unix - only Win32 has largefile support in

That's a limitation in sendfile and APR, not in Linux in general. So my
assertion is still correct. There is no problem with BDB on Linux
supporting > 2gig database files.

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