[Starkit] FreeBSD core dumps when wrapping big files!
jcw at equi4.com
Fri Dec 15 19:11:04 CET 2006
> I have no idea if this is coincidence, but 2^25 == 67108864.
Interesting. That value is too close for comfort ;)
Also, try creating a starkit with compression off, i.e. add the "-
>> (As an aside: Does anyone know of an easy way to create a file of an
>> exact size?)
> Any random file? Yes, open / seek / write 1 char / close works on
> systems. However, this may leave you with a sparse file (depends
> on fs), and
> I'm not sure if that will perturb your results.
Should be ok, sdx will simply read such files, i.e. as a bunch of
What baffles me is the FreeBSD-only nature of this problem. Could we
have a TclVFS stat struct mismatch? There's that 32- vs. 64-bit
struct field stuff which used to cause trouble in the (distant) past.
Just wondering, no way to tell whether it is of any value at this stage.
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