[mythtv] Backend process dies at 4GB file limit?

Robert Johnston anaerin at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 03:40:48 UTC 2006

On 1/18/06, Buzz <buzz at oska.com> wrote:
> Are you interested in this scenario:
> Backend saves files to FAT32 partition.
> Backend tries to exceed 4GB (or there abouts) while unattended.
> Backend dies with error "File size limit exceeded" emitted by OS.
> Backend's last message prior to dying was:
> "TFW: safe_swite() funky usleep"
> (message comes from ThreadedFileWriter.cpp )
> Buzz.
> P.S. Before you tell me "FAT32 is a bad, naughty, unsupported filesystem"..
> tell me another filesystem that works under both MS Windows and linux,
> reliably, and I'll happily change (I'm waiting in anticipation of native
> ext2/3 windows drivers or NTFS write support in the kernel - it's a long
> wait)

How about "Ext2IFS" (Google for it), which is a nice, read-only
FileSystem driver for ext2/3 drives.
Robert "Anaerin" Johnston

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