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Bug 81434 - rpm breaks in presence of huge filesystems
Summary: rpm breaks in presence of huge filesystems
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
Blocks: 79579
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-09 14:24 UTC by Panu Matilainen
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-01-27 18:40:24 UTC

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Description Panu Matilainen 2003-01-09 14:24:07 UTC
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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 :)

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