4GB limit on FAT32

Brian Dessent brian@dessent.net
Thu Jun 16 16:18:00 GMT 2005

Oliver Vecernik wrote:

> Obviously it is. Is this the expected behaviour? I thought using SP2 on
> XP eliminates this restriction. Can anybody explain this?

No.  It's a fundamental limit of the FAT filesystem that will never go
away.  Certainly nothing in Cygwin will affect it because Cygwin does
not implement any low level filesystem code of its own, it relies on the
windows API for that.


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