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Re: svn dump and load not preserving all files

From: David Brodbeck <brodbd_at_u.washington.edu>
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2010 13:31:35 -0800

On Jan 19, 2010, at 12:25 PM, Thomas Loy wrote:

> UNIX has actual physical limits to file size determined by the number of bytes a 32 bit file pointer can index, about 2.4 GB. for older file systems or runtimes.

The OP said it was a Linux server, and it would have to be a *really* old version of Linux to have a 2.4 GB limit. Kernel versions 2.4.x and later support large files, when paired with glibc 2.2.3 or later. By my estimation, you'd have to be running a kernel at least nine years old to run into that issue. I'm not going to say no one is running a system that obsolete, but if they are, they probably know it.

There *are* filesystems that still have that limit under Linux, but none of them are filesystems you're likely to host a repository on. Examples would be VFAT and SMBFS.

David Brodbeck
System Administrator, Linguistics
University of Washington
Received on 2010-01-19 22:32:57 CET

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