[OpenAFS] MacOSX 10.4.7 & OpenAFS 1.4.1 large files broken?

Matt Elliott melliott@ncsa.uiuc.edu
Fri, 4 Aug 2006 09:45:22 -0500

I've been working on rolling out large file support to our cell's  
users.  My servers running Solaris 8 with OpenAFS 1.4.1.  I've tested  
the linux 1.4.1 release client and I can read and write files larger  
than 2GB with reliability.  I had tested the Mac OS client some time  
in the past and it also worked.  Two days ago I had need to put a  
large file out into AFS and was surprised to discover it didn't work.

The client that has trouble is Mac OS X 10.4.7 (I don't have any  
earlier Mac OS X boxes to test with).  It stops at the 2GB boundary  
with both reading and writing from the Finder, cp in Terminal, or  
reading with  "openssl md5 [filename].  However if I "cat >> [2GB  
file] The cat succeeds, the file grows and its larger than 2GB, I  
just can't read it back on the Mac.

Has anyone else had similar problems.  So far I've tested with  
OpenAFS 1.4.1 and OpenAFS 1.5.3. I'm downloading 1.4.2b3 and 1.5.5 to  
rerun my tests.


Matt Elliott            Production Systems Infrastructure
217-265-0257            <mailto:melliott@ncsa.uiuc.edu>