Re: [greenstone-users] problem with building "large" collections

From John R. McPherson
DateFri, 4 Aug 2006 23:43:43 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] problem with building "large" collections
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On Thu, Aug 03, 2006 at 10:50:28PM +0200, jens wille wrote:

> phase of buildcol.pl - without giving any error message, it just
> backs out! and that's what i don't have any explanation for (i just
> read on the mailing list today that there definitely exist
> greenstone collections of umpteen gigabytes, and ours isn't that
> large at all [~2GB for five volumes]) - does anybody have *any* idea?

> - linux [P4 2.4GHz, 1GB RAM]:

2GB is about 2^31, which would be the maximum number represented by
a signed 32bit integer. I think some filesystem types under linux
(used to) have a maximum file size of that. Are you running a particularly
old version of your linux distribution? Which filesystem?

John McPherson