Subject Re: [ib-support] Linux 64bit I/O does not work?
Author Paul Reeves
tcaduto wrote:
> I just found out that I can't use large files on Linux?
> I am running a linux box now that I thought supported files bigger
> than 2gb.
> I did not find many discussions in this group about it, can someone
> give me more info?

I announced that the 64-bit file i/o under Linux was broken a few weeks
ago. It didn't exactly generate a thread to remember, either here or in
firebird-devel. That said, there is not a lot to discuss. It is broken
and someone needs to fix it. Until then it is not safe to use so the
links have been pulled.

It is not the end of the world. The effort required in setting up
secondary files is not huge. You need to remember to specify more than
you need, in case the database grows suddenly for some unexpected
reason. However, specifying them doesn't actually allocate the space, so
it doesn't do any harm.


Paul Reeves
Supporting users of Firebird and InterBase