Cygwin size-limitations

Chilleck, Joachim J.Chilleck@hzd.hessen.de
Mon Jan 3 07:42:00 GMT 2000


To Cygwin list,

running Cygwin32 B19 under Windows NT 4.0 SP4.
I have problems with (dump-)files > 4GB and Cygwin while NT seems to have no
problems with this files.
example:
"ls -l" shows the following resulut (instead of real size 4.302.350.336):
-rw-r--r--   1 544      everyone 7383040 Dec 28 00:22
f:/orant/backup/test.dmp
"gzip" compressrate calculation shows wrong results in a similiar way:  
f:/orant/backup/test.dmp:	 -16823.0% -- replaced with
f:/orant/backup/test.dmp.gz
Gzip-limit in calculating correct compressrate seems to be 2GB. 

I'm looking for documentation about Cygwin size-limitations.
Does it effect only display/calculation of file attributes or exist serious
problems with big files itself?

Thanks

Hessische Zentrale für Datenverarbeitung
Tel. 0611-340-299
Fax 0611-9020-299
j.chilleck@hzd.hessen.de


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