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RE: [linux-lvm] Again (still?): File size limit exceeded

> From: linux-lvm-admin sistina com [mailto:linux-lvm-admin sistina com]On
> Behalf Of lvm xbits de
> On Wed, 16 Jan 2002, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> > Kernel + libc bug.  You need to log in directly as root (no "su",
> > no "sudo") and you must not have any ulimits set.  Even if you try
> > to set your ulimit to "unlimited" (and even if it shows "unlimited")
> > it is really 2GB.


So how on earth does one set it to *really* be unlimited??
Obviously making it *say* its unlimited doesn't work...

(I got this problem trying to dd a 5G partition into
a file)

> > 
> > You can also upgrade to 2.4.18-pre2+ or glibc-2.2 to fix this.
> Thanks for your helpful reply. Just one last short question: Until I can
> upgrade my libc or my kernel, if I created this 2GB+ LV's on the console,
> can I use them or should they generally be at most 2GB?
> Many thanks in advance,
> Axel
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