setting varnish storage size

jean-marc pouchoulon jean-marc.pouchoulon at
Mon Jul 2 14:18:26 CEST 2007

Bonjour Anup,

thanks for your answer but I am able to create lfs with dd and I haven't 
got yet any 64 bits machine.

dd if=/dev/zero bs=1048576 count=5000 of=test.file
5000+0 enregistrements lus
5000+0 enregistrements écrits
5242880000 octets (5,2 GB) copiés, 57,1358 seconde, 91,8 MB/s

 ls -alh test.file
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4,9G jui  2 13:25 test.file

the problem seems to be elsewhere.
I try to compile varnish with
but the limits of 2Gb still remains

Any ideas ?

> Are you using 32-bit hardware?
> If yes, there lies the problem.
> I had similar issues when testing on my local 32-bit PC.
> However once i installed on our actual servers (64-bit), the 1G limit 
> went away.
> Have never tried setting the storage file to sizes in thousands of G 
> though.
> Also, as far as i know, Linux will not support files bigger than 4G 
> unless the support is added to the kernel.
> Not sure if Fedora Core 6 has the patch applied.
> I cannot be very sure of this though.
> Regards
> A.S
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