Samba and the 2-gigabyte limit

Marius Gedminas marius at
Thu Sep 22 18:01:56 UTC 2005

Yesterday I discovered that two Ubuntu Hoary machines have problems if I
try to share a large file (> 2GB) over Samba.  Sequential reads seem to
work OK, but any seek to an offset > 2^31 gives -EINVAL.

Any ideas?

(NFS works fine, BTW.)

Marius Gedminas
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