Large file support for Linux?

toon at toon at
Thu Jan 24 21:57:38 UTC 2002

I'm making plans for upgrading our news server, and decided
to go for LFS. Our history database is getting pretty large.

Is there a solution for this problem?
Mike, was this with STABLE or CURRENT?
With regard to LFS, does it make a difference wether one uses

Thanks for any advice on this.
It looks like the current inn is not suitable for large
news server if regular hardware is being used.


On Wed, Jan 16, 2002 at 10:31:55AM +0000, Miquel van Smoorenburg  wrote:
> In article <20020115235839.29683.qmail at>,
> Day Dreamer  <jmansukh at> wrote:
> > 
> >This may be a silly question.  I was wondering if
> >there is a way to enable large file support (>2GB) on
> >RedHat Linux 7.x for INN 2.3?
> You need to run a recent 2.4 kernel and glibc 2.2.x. Then configure
> INN with large file support, recompile, install.
> I haven't had much luck with this though. The history dbz files are
> much bigger due to the 64 bit file offset they need to store, and
> INN likes to keep them in memory. Add to that that the 2.4 kernels
> *still* have lots of problems with VM.
> In my case I had a feeder with ~70GB of CNFS file store and 7 days
> of history on a 1 GB box and 1 GB wasn't enough - the machine went
> into 500 GB of swap and got dead-slow. Expire took more than a day.
> I went back to a non-LFS INN, that helped.
> Mike.

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