[erlang-questions] efile_drv.c bug?
Tue Jun 17 12:50:57 CEST 2008
On Tue, 17 Jun 2008 12:16:52 +0200, Raimo Niskanen
> On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 01:10:15PM -0700, Darren New wrote:
>> Any idea why Windows (XP/SP2/32bit) can't handle files >4G but Linux can
>> with the same release? Is this something expected to get fixed
> If I recall correctly, file pointers (off_t) are signed in Windows
> but there are extensions in Unix that use unsigned off_t but
> ((off_t) -1) as an error return value, so it is possible on
> many 32 bit Unixes to have almost 4GByte files, but 32 bit
> Windows is stuck with its 2GByte limit.
> Someone correct me!?
Upon quick inspection off_t seems to be int64_t on NetBSD and
'long int' on Linux. So it's signed on at least two Unices.
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