[mythtv-users] Re: nuvexport and file too big

Brian Stults bstults at crim.ufl.edu
Tue Dec 7 23:33:21 UTC 2004

Gavin Hurlbut wrote:
> Brian Stults <bstults at crim.ufl.edu> wrote:
>>  Apparently, although I am using jfs which allows file sizes much 
>>bigger than 2GB, the shell imposes the 2GB limit when root is logged in 
>>via su (or ssh).  From googling, it seems that the only solution is to 
>>login via root at the console, but that is not an easy option for me. 
> I've never heard of the shell doing this.  Get a real shell. :)  But seriously,
> this sounds more likely to be a problem with your build of lvemux.  Make sure
> that you build with large file support if you compile it.
> (see http://www.suse.de/~aj/linux_lfs.html)
> If you didn't compile it, but put in a package, the package is likely crap.  I
> have never heard of a shell not allowing access to > 2G, that's insanity.  It
> would be running as the same code on the console as in an SSH session.

Thanks.  Recompiling lvemux with "gcc -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64" did the trick.

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