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[Bug-cpio] cpio: write error when archive file reaches 2GB

From: Denis Vella
Subject: [Bug-cpio] cpio: write error when archive file reaches 2GB
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2005 16:15:18 +0200

I'm sorry if this has been addressed elsewhere, but I haven't found any info so far ..... 
On some Redhat or other releases, the CPIO operation terminates with a 'cpio: write error' when the archive size on disk reaches 2GB;  Using 'tar' on the same target filesystem generates archives greater than 5GB with no problem.  Also it seems that the SuSE version of CPIO works on some distros.
Are there any plans to enable cpio to handle disk archives greater than 2GB?
# cpio --version
GNU cpio version 2.5
# rpm -qa | grep cpio
# cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.4.20-31.9 (address@hidden) (gcc version 3.2.2 20030222 (Red Hat Linux 3.2.2-5)) #1 Tue Apr 13 18:04:23 EDT 2004
# ls -l
total 8524524
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root     2147483647 Apr 30 15:29 BACKUP.CPIO
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root     5159147520 Mar 27 13:53 backup.tar
Thanks & Regards,

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