Bug 883 - problem with large files >2GB
Summary: problem with large files >2GB
Alias: None
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: smbclient (show other bugs)
Version: 3.0.0
Hardware: Other Linux
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: none
Assignee: Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address)
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-12-12 15:13 UTC by isabella ghiurea
Modified: 2004-04-19 07:26 UTC (History)
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Description isabella ghiurea 2003-12-12 15:13:38 UTC
Hi , 
I 'm runig Samba client 2.2.8 on 
Linux RH
Linux 2.4.18-14 #1 Wed Sep 4 13:35:50 EDT 2002 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

I have problem with large files >2GB :
Viewed from  Windows 2000server - files looks like:
    3,307,064 bytes PhotoProfile File 12/11/2003

Viewed from  Linux RH - using the Samba client ( as a mount point to the 
Win2K.) the same file look like so
--rwxr-xr-x    1 db2inst1 db2iadm1 18446744072999226826 Dec 11 14:25

 I this a bug in Samba client ....etc...?

Thank you,
Comment 1 isabella ghiurea 2003-12-12 15:18:27 UTC
Forget we are using RH 8.0
Comment 2 John Nixon IV 2004-02-12 13:58:59 UTC
I'm having the same problem.
I can grab a > 2gb file from a linux box from a windows box.
I can put a > 2gb file from a windows box to a linux box.
I CAN NOT put a > 2gb file from linux to windows.
I CAN NOT grab a > 2gb file from wondows.

samba version: 2.2.8a
Kernel version: 2.4.22 kernel.org
OS Gentoo linux.

John Nixon
Comment 3 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2004-02-17 08:45:46 UTC
Sorry, but the 2.2 is not under development any longer.
If you can reproduce this bug against the latest 3.0 release, 
please reopen this bug and change the version in the report.
Comment 4 isabella ghiurea 2004-02-17 09:36:11 UTC
I upgrade the samba client from 2.2 to 3.0 version and the problem with file large
> 2GB is still there, so the only solution s to stay way from samba and go with
NFS client and Humingbird Maestro
Comment 5 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2004-02-17 10:46:47 UTC
are you referring to smbfs or smbclient ?  There are patches 
for large file support in smbfs.  You might also want to 
look at the cifsvfs in the 2.6 kernel.

Note that smbfs is not part of Samba.  We only provide
some user space helpers to mount the fs.  The internals
of the kernel fs don't belong to us.
Comment 6 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2004-03-08 10:12:59 UTC
and I never saw the new logs either.  Do you still have them ?
Comment 7 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2004-04-19 07:26:32 UTC
no response.  CLosing