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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 12:20:57 +0000
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On Wed, Dec 01, 2004 at 07:23:53PM -0700, Bob Proulx wrote:

> I have seen that error often for programs (not find but other random
> programs) compiled without largefile support when accessing large
> files.  'largefiles' being defined as files >2GB in size.  I feel
> certain that must be a factor here.

The find(1) binary in question is built with large file support, and a
local NFS test with files larger than 2GB did not reproduce the

> The poster shows this on an NFS mounted filesystem.  Largefiles and
> NFS together.  The double whammy!  So there are several possibilities.
> One is that it is mounted with NFSpv2 which has no support for large
> files.  In that case completely outside of the program it is not
> possible to stat a largefile.  You need to have the system mounted
> with NFSpv3 to get largefile support.

Good point, forgotten that.  I'll see if that's it.

> Even with NFSpv3, programs still cannot stat the file successfully
> unless they were compiled as largefile aware programs.  Can you verify
> that find is largefile aware?

Already have.


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