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Re: find: .: Value too large for defined data type

From: Tim Waugh
Subject: Re: find: .: Value too large for defined data type
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 09:59:05 +0000
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On Thu, Dec 02, 2004 at 09:05:30AM +0000, James Youngman wrote:

> Thanks.  Compare http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?func=detailitem&item_id=8455

Hadn't spotted that; thanks.

> Hence it appears that the directory contains at least one file whose
> basename exceeds NAME_MAX characters. 

Might it not be one of the other fields?

> NAME_MAX is 255 (in
> /usr/include/linux/limits.h) on the system I'm using at the moment.
> Could you ask the person submitting the bug report to verify this.


> > Should find(1) handle this better?
> Probably, but how?  By ignoring the entire affected directory?

Perhaps by making it a warning rather than a fatal error, as with


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