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

Ahmed Omar <>
Wed May 4 13:45:56 CEST 2011


You wanted file:write_file/2 i guess

On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 1:45 PM, Ahmed Omar <> wrote:

> 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,
>>
>> --
>> Dave Challis
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