Subject RE: [firebird-support] External Table Size
Author Hardy Sherwood

I'm using FB server version WI-V2.0.0.12748.

What is a Database ODS version? How do I determine what version I'm



-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Dmitry Yemanov
Sent: Monday, July 09, 2007 9:53 AM
Subject: Re: [firebird-support] External Table Size

Hardy Sherwood wrote:


> As I understand, the limit on external table size is 2gb.


> Is there any plan to increase the limit?

Yes. It just has quite low priority.

> If so, I'd appreciate if you'd let me know

> what's the time frame for doing so?

It hasn't been scheduled for any release yet. The v2.1 release has some

improvements in the external tables area, so perhaps it would be the

best version to make the external I/O 64-bit aware, but it's already in

the Beta stage, so I cannot give you any promises, sorry.

> PS: I thought that I should let you know that the alignment rules for

> in external tables have inconsistencies. For example, I observed a bigint

> field being aligned to a 4 byte boundary that was not on an 8 byte

What FB version and database ODS version do you work with? The BIGINT

alignment boundary is 4 bytes for ODS <= 10 and 8 bytes for ODS >= 11.



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