file too large
Fri, 9 May 2003 14:43:58 +0100
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man 2 open describes O_LARGEFILE as follows:
O_LARGEFILE: On 32-bit systems that support the Large Files System, allow=20
files whose sizes cannot be represented in 31 bits to be opened.
I'm slightly puzzled about why you would need to specify this flag. That is=
why would it not just go ahead and open the file anyway?
My best guess is that you are promising that all indexes into the file will=
64 bit (unsigned?) ints and not a 32 bit unsigned int. In other words, it'=
a backward compatability feature with a little typechecking thrown in.
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