Subject: Re: > 4GB with NFS?
To: Matthew Jacob <>
From: Frank van der Linden <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/25/2001 22:44:25
On Thu, Jan 25, 2001 at 08:58:00AM -0800, Matthew Jacob wrote:
> NetBSD NFS clients (well, i386) stop writing files at 4GB.
> Solaris, with O_LARGEFILE options in the open arguments, does not.
> Does anyone here know what NetBSD ought to be doing about this?
> Or have I missed something? There is no O_LARGEFILE in fcntl.h (it is present
> for Solaris, ConvexOS and some other platforms, I believe). I thought the
> *BSDs had > 32 bit file support? Or is it only for local filesystems?

Well, I just dd-ed a > 4G file over NFS between a NetBSD 1.5 client and
server, without problems. No special flags are needed, and never have

So it would seem that your problem is either in the application
or the server.

- Frank