Subject: Re: mkisofs file size limit
To: Brad du Plessis <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/11/2005 00:03:10
On Wed, Mar 09, 2005 at 07:46:21PM +0200, Brad du Plessis wrote:
> I've got an application where I need to write a file of size >2Gb to a DVD 
> (ISO file system). When I attempt to write such a file, I get an error from 
> mkisofs saying that the file is too large. Scratching through the mkisofs 
> code (cdrtools-2.0) I found the following check:

There are way too many mkisofs variants floating around. I "fixed" this for
cdrecord and dvd+rw-tools quite some time ago (when dealing with a PR that
"fixed" it for the NetBSD kernel).