Subject Re: Linux 64bit I/O does not work?
Author tcaduto
Hi Paul,
I have not been to the groups in awhile because I have not had any
problems :-)

I was planning on using firebird for a ASP type app where our company
would support others, have to mess around with the secondary files
will add another level in the maintenence of the databases.
we will be starting out with about 5 companies using the app, each
with it's own instance of a FB database.

I hope it gets fixed becasue the linux version is much faster than win32.


Tony Caduto

--- In ib-support@y..., Paul Reeves <paul@f...> wrote:
> 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
> --
> Paul Reeves
> Supporting users of Firebird and InterBase