[Python-Dev] large file support

Skip Montanaro skip@pobox.com
Tue, 18 Jun 2002 10:44:34 -0500

    >> If you've got a Python that doesn't have large file support and you
    >> try os.path.exists() on a large file, it will return false.  This is
    >> really bad!

    Martin> I believe this is a pilot error. On a system that supports large
    Martin> files, it is the administrator's job to make sure the Python
    Martin> installation has large file support enabled, otherwise, strange
    Martin> things may happen.

What about a networked environment?  If machine A without large file support
mounts an NFS directory from machine B that does support large files, what
should a program running on A see if it attempts to stat a large file?
Sounds like the EOVERFLOW thing would come in handy here.