[Python-checkins] CVS: python/dist/src/Objects fileobject.c,2.121,2.122
Mon, 10 Sep 2001 18:41:52 -0400
> (XXX This needs more testing. I can't actually test that it works for
> files >4GB on my Win98 machine, because the filesystem here won't let
> me create files >=4GB at all.
> I'll check that on my home Win98SE box too (later).
On my Win98SE+FAT32 box, the largest size value for which test_largefile
completed without error was
size = (1L << 32) - 2
Since test_largefile creates a file 1 byte larger than size, it's clear
we're restricted to files whose total size fits in an (MS) unsigned long.
Win2K+NTFS worked fine (albeit slowly) up to the limit of my free disk space