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Alan Burlison
September 3, 2001 01:10
Re: Perl and files > 2GB
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Chip Turner wrote:

> I believe Large files are supported only with 2.4 kernels and certain
> glibcs.  Which basically means for proper large file support, you will
> need Red Hat 7.1.  Even then, some utilities don't work, Perl being
> one.  It is my understanding that USE_LARGE_FILES breaks binary
> compatibility, so if you recompile perl, be aware some modules may
> have issues unless you recompile them as well.

Correct.  Turning on largefile support also means that IVs become 64-bit,
so if you build perl to be largefile-aware you then need to recompile any
XSUB based modules.

Alan Burlison
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