problem opening file

Garry Hodgson garry@REDACTED
Wed Nov 14 19:20:28 CET 2001

i'm seeing something weird trying to open a file for reading.
i've gt two files in a directory, same permissions, differing
by size (and content, of course):

   $ ls -l *.zone
   -rw-rw-r--   1 garry    sage     2561435180 Nov 14 13:04
   -rw-rw-r--   1 garry    sage     323447644 Nov  9 11:45

when i try to open the files, the smaller one works, the larger fails:

   $ erl
   Erlang (BEAM) emulator version [source]

   Eshell V5.0.2.4  (abort with ^G)
   1> file:open( "", read ).
   2> file:open( "", read ).

anybody know why?

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