Subject: Re: File > 2G on a dvd
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Rhialto <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/07/2004 18:24:54
On Thu 02 Dec 2004 at 00:02:15 -0600, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> Suppose we just assume that partial blocks won't occur in the middle of a
> file?

That sounds like an excellent idea. So, when cd9660 encounters the
multiple directory entries belonging to the same file, it could/should
check for internal partial blocks and round up (so the total size
matches with the added internal junk).

Alternatively, if there are internal partial blocks, it could handle the
file as it is now (whatever that happens to be, show only a partial file
maybe), or even more alternatively it could even show multiple files
with some derived name for each.  Depending on the application this
might even be not completely useless.

Of course one might also implement UDF, but a quick Google session does
not yet reveal some source code to drop in. There is though.

> Frederick
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