[erlang-questions] File size limits on file:write_file and file:write?

Ahmed Omar <>
Wed May 4 13:45:08 CEST 2011


file:write/2 , first argument is an io_device() not filename
http://www.erlang.org/doc/man/file.html#write-2

On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 1:19 PM, Dave Challis <> wrote:

> On 04/05/11 11:53, Carlo Bertoldi wrote:
>
>> On 04/05/2011 12:29, Dave Challis wrote:
>>
>>> I'm having trouble writing large binaries to disk using file:write or
>>> file:write_file.
>>>
>>> If I shrink Data to less than 2Gb, the write operation works fine.
>>>
>>>  snip
>>
>>> Erlang is running in 64-bit mode, my erlang system info is:
>>> Erlang R14B02 (erts-5.8.3) [source] [64-bit] [smp:8:8] [rq:8]
>>> [async-threads:0] [hipe] [kernel-poll:false]
>>>
>>> Is there something I should be doing differently, or a compile time
>>> option that I missed?
>>>
>>>  I believe you forgot to mention the underlying filesystem you're using.
>> The 2GB limit reminds me of a FAT filesystem. Just my 2 cents.
>>
>
> Ah, sorry.  I'm trying to write to an ext4 partition, running on 64-bit
> Ubuntu.  I can create 10Gb+ files in the directory I'm trying to write to
> using applications without a problem though.
>
> Thanks,
>
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> Dave Challis
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