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Re: [swish-e] file size limitations - 2GB

From: Peter Karman <peter(at)>
Date: Tue Feb 09 2010 - 17:46:31 GMT
Gertjan Hofman wrote on 2/9/10 11:31 AM:
> Dear Swish-e'rs,
> We have been happy swish users for a number of years now but I have recently
> run into:
> Writing word data:  89%err: Error writing to device while trying to write
> 74686 bytes: File too large
> which corrosponds to a 2GB limit on my file ./dept.index.temp.
> We are using, 2.5.5 so I realize upgrading is the right thing to do. However,
> I cant find any documentation on whether this limit still exists. Can any one
> shed light on this (and a possible solution) ?

You need LARGE_FILE support, which is automatically detected at ./configure time
as of version 2.4.7. So yes, an upgrade should fix it.

Peter Karman  .  .  peter(at)
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Received on Tue Feb 9 12:46:33 2010