Note: This is a beta release of Red Hat Bugzilla 5.0. The data contained within is a snapshot of the live data so any changes you make will not be reflected in the production Bugzilla. Also email is disabled so feel free to test any aspect of the site that you want. File any problems you find or give feedback here.

Bug 81434

Summary: rpm breaks in presence of huge filesystems
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Public Beta Reporter: Panu Matilainen <pmatilai>
Component: rpmAssignee: Jeff Johnson <jbj>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Mike McLean <mikem>
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: medium    
Version: phoebeCC: mitr
Target Milestone: ---   
Target Release: ---   
Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Story Points: ---
Clone Of: Environment:
Last Closed: 2003-01-27 18:40:24 UTC Type: ---
Regression: --- Mount Type: ---
Documentation: --- CRM:
Verified Versions: Category: ---
oVirt Team: --- RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:
Cloudforms Team: --- Target Upstream Version:
Bug Depends On:    
Bug Blocks: 79579    

Description Panu Matilainen 2003-01-09 14:24:07 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.7 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20021216

Description of problem:
See the URL for my original report on this, additional discussion about the
issue at

Just checked the status on RPM 4.2 from rawhide and it's still using "signed
long" in diskspaceInfo_s structure which isn't enough... I've been patching RPM
for my customers to use "signed long long" there without any problems, if it
can't be fixed easily for non-linux platforms then at least please fix it for Linux?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): any rpm version up
to and including rpm-4.2-0.51

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. mount ridiculously big filesystem (somewhere over 1.5TB or so)
2. try to install any rpm

Actual Results:  It'll complain about insufficient diskspace on the huge
filesystem, even if the rpm wouldn't actually install anything in there (!)

Expected Results:  Packages should install regardless of how big filesystems are
mounted on the system.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2003-01-27 18:40:24 UTC
Fixed in like rpm-4.2-0.60. Please note that huge file
systems are unsupported by the Red Hat distro, and rpm
cannot do better than that.

Comment 2 Panu Matilainen 2003-01-27 19:13:21 UTC
Thanks. I got all I asked for - that is, keep rpm working despite people
mounting things from monstrous file servers :)