Subject Re: [ib-support] Re: Secondary file question
Author Helen Borrie
At 02:19 AM 03-06-02 +0000, you wrote:

>The kernel we are using is 2.14.18, I assume it can support files
>larger than 2gb.

It's the filesystem issue you need to research. If there's one thing I've
discovered about Linux, it's that you can't assume anything.

>It's just a convienence thing when you don't have to monkey around
>with secondary files.

Erk, I'd always weigh that up against the risks of having an entire
database in one huge file of indeterminate size. Even huge files have
limits. I don't care two hoots about huge file support - I'd still want to
top out file size at 2 Gb and utlilise multi-file.

>I would have figured that the linux 64bit FILE I/O would have been
>fixed already, since that is the great thing about open source.

That's a consumer perspective. The other great thing about open source is
that (theoretically) it is supposed to be a synergy of contribution, each
according to his own needs and abilities. Open source won't grow if 99.9
percent are consumers and 0.01 percent are contributors. We have some very
clever and motivated people working on the code but they have to put bread
on the table like everyone else. The bottom line is that there is no such
thing as "cost-free software" and it's quite wrong to "sell" Firebird as such.


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