Problem parsing data in Gigabyte size text files

Mark Wieder mwieder at
Fri Jul 6 12:17:29 CDT 2007


Friday, July 6, 2007, 8:03:36 AM, you wrote:

> Fat32 has a 4gb file size limit, but I think NTFS or whatever windows uses
> nowadays is not limited like this.

The problem here is not so much with the OS limitations, but more one
of apps written in C (i.e., the engine) that use the standard file
functions (fread, fwrite, fseek, etc.) that are limited to 2GB file
sizes due to the size of an integer. Switching to the long integer
versions of these functions overcomes the limit, but is something that
has to be done at the engine level.

-Mark Wieder
 mwieder at

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