1.5.0 release text

Corinna Vinschen vinschen@redhat.com
Sat Jul 5 09:15:00 GMT 2003

On Fri, Jul 04, 2003 at 07:35:17PM -0400, Nicholas Wourms wrote:
> vinschen@redhat.com wrote:
> >  off_t was 32 bit, so not allowing to seek more than 2 Megs and to
>                                                           ^^^^
> >  show filesizes over 2 Megs correctly.  This has been changed to
>                           ^^^^
> >  64 bit, allowing to access all files correctly.
> Don't you mean Gigs?  Also, perhaps you might want to mention that this 


> brings us into compliance with the LFS extension of the SuS.  I'm used 
> to using the 3 macros -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE, -D_LARGEFILE64_SOURCE, 
> -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS? with linux, but I take it that this is handled 
> transparently in Cygwin [iff you are using the latest headers and dll]? 


>  I want to be clear on this so that I can release updated packages as 
> soon as the new dll hits the mainstream.  Unfortunately, I do not have 
> 2gb free to be able to test it out for myself...

Just create spare files by seeking a lot beyond current EOF.  These
files might even be bigger than your partition. ;-)  Well, you need
an NT system and NTFS, obviously.


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