file too large

William Lee Irwin III
Fri, 9 May 2003 10:56:00 -0700

At some point in the past, I wrote:
>> SuSv3 doesn't specify a difference between RW and RO. My 
>> first guess is
>> unexpected nontermination could occur if something loops until getting
>> some kind of sign it's passed EOF since offsets would wrap so they
>> wanted to avoid that compatibility issue.
>> Anyway, will the following kernel update help clarify things? 
>> I'll send
>> it in to akpm et al if so. I've checked with a couple of people and it
>> appears the code is what was intended, not the comment.

On Fri, May 09, 2003 at 03:45:23PM +0100, Simon Marlow wrote:
> A man page update might be nice too.  I checked 'man open' on Linux and
> it says nothing about EFBIG, although it does mention O_LARGEFILE.

Okay, I'll try to figure out who to pester for that; EFBIG should be
listed with EEXIST et al under ERRORS.

-- wli