[Python-Dev] large file support

Martin v. Loewis martin@v.loewis.de
18 Jun 2002 07:36:07 +0200

jeremy@zope.com (Jeremy Hylton) writes:

> We sure don't provide much help for such an administrator.

We do, but not in 2.1.

> os.path.exists() is perhaps the most egregious.  I think it's worth
> backporting the fix to the 2.1 branch, along with any other glaring
> errors.  We might still see a 2.1.4.

In that case, I recommend to backport the machinery that enables LFS
from 2.2. If this machinery fails to detect LFS support on a system,
there is a good chance that your processing of EOVERFLOW fails on that
system as well.