[Python-Dev] large file support
Mon, 17 Jun 2002 16:28:23 -0400
>>>>> "GvR" == Guido van Rossum <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> I'd be happiest if os.path.exists() would work regardless of
>> whether Python supported large files. I'd be satisifed with an
>> exception that at least let me know something went wrong.
GvR> Is there an errno we can test for? stat() for a non-existent
GvR> file raises one exception, stat() for a file in a directory you
GvR> can't read raises a different one; maybe stat of a large file
GvR> raises something else again? I think os.path.exists() ought to
GvR> return True in this case.
On the platform I tried (apparently RH 7.1) it raises EOVERFLOW. I
can extend posixpath to treat that as "file exists" tomorrow.