#exult@irc.freenode.net logs for 16 Oct 2001 (GMT)

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[20:33:17] <jameson> Hi!
[20:56:47] <chimera|wookin> jameson!!!!!!!
[20:57:14] <chimera|wookin> looks like the other exult people are gone
[21:00:10] <jameson> Wasn't my fault!
[21:00:11] * jameson hides
[21:04:57] * chimera|wookin narrows his eyes suspiciously at jameson
[21:05:59] * jameson whistles an innocent tune
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[21:48:30] <jameson> Whoops! Hi Fingolfin!
[21:48:46] <fingolfin> hi
[21:49:02] <fingolfin> whoops? did you hope to sneak in undetected? :)
[21:49:12] <jameson> ;->
[21:49:34] <jameson> I'd been busy doing other stuff, and had almost forgotten to check whether anyone had come...
[21:50:25] <fingolfin> hehe I must confess I overlooked you
[21:50:28] * fingolfin looks down ashamed
[21:52:02] <jameson> Heh, so my invisibility spell _did_ work... for a time...
[21:52:51] <chimera|wookin> fingolfin!
[21:53:12] <fingolfin> chimera|wookin!!!!!!
[21:53:26] <fingolfin> what a pity, in X11 I can't create those upside-down !
[21:53:48] <jameson> íSure you caní
[21:54:07] <jameson> (Compose-'!', provided that you have a compose key...)
[21:54:20] * chimera|wookin searches his keyboard frantically for a compose key
[21:54:42] <chimera|wookin> anyone know how to get passed the 2,147,483,647 byte file size limit in linux? :(
[21:54:49] <jameson> Heh... it's the right Ctrl key on my layout, and it might be that this is what XF86-4 does by default.
[21:55:02] <jameson> chimera|wookin: Upgrade to a 64 bit architecture... ;->
[21:55:20] <jameson> AFAIK later kernels also support 64 bit file sizes on 32 bit archs, though.
[21:55:29] * chimera|wookin stares at jameson as if he has lost his mind
[21:55:40] <chimera|wookin> hmmm...
[21:55:54] <chimera|wookin> so it's a kernel limitation and not a file system limitation?
[21:56:04] * jameson is afraid that chimera|wookin might have noticed...
[21:56:50] <jameson> Either an ext2 limitation or a limitation of the file system abstraction layer (what's it called again) in general.
[21:57:07] <chimera|wookin> I made a new partition with reiserfs in hopes of overcoming the limit
[21:57:28] <chimera|wookin> it didn't work, as you may have guessed.. hehe
[21:57:36] <jameson> Hmm... reiserfs...
[21:57:37] <fingolfin> VFS?
[21:57:43] <jameson> Yes, that's it. Thanks!
[21:57:44] <fingolfin> the abstraction layer I mean
[21:58:27] <fingolfin> and I have no "compose" key, but then the normal MacOS key for the flipped "!" is Alt-1
[21:58:39] <fingolfin> I guess I need to extend my modmap :)
[21:59:31] <chimera|wookin> on the other hand, if there is a way to split tar files up into chunks, then I don't need to have a big file
[21:59:45] <chimera|wookin> I am just trying to backup a large directory that is turning out to be over the limit
[22:01:48] * jameson ponders this
[22:02:13] <jameson> Well, if you're root, you might try writing directly to an empty partition. I've never tried that, but, well, it could work...
[22:02:32] <jameson> Should work, if tar treats trailing garbage correctly, and I think it does.
[22:02:53] <jameson> This would destroy the partition, of course (you probably knew that, but I thought I'd mention it anyway...)
[22:03:33] <jameson> Other than that, you could try tarring the output to a pipe that portions the results into smaller chunks (maybe split supports input from stdin, this would fix that).
[22:04:00] <jameson> You'd have to 'cat 1 2 3 | tar xvf -' or something like that to extract things, of course.
[22:04:26] <jameson> All of this is pure theory, I've never tried it, and there are a few weak points where I'm not sure whether they'll work. Also, I might be missing something.
[22:04:43] <jameson> But if you're desparate to try either of these methods, please tell me whether they worked :-)
[22:07:57] <fingolfin> yeah, me too :)
[22:08:14] * fingolfin whispers to jameson: the good thing is it's his machine not ours =)
[22:08:42] * jameson wiggles his fingers manically
[22:09:13] <jameson> Muahahahaha... Chimera! Know that you, too, shall kneel before... er...
[22:09:34] <jameson> Damn, can't keep my mouth shut for a second. We almost had him...
[22:11:10] <fingolfin> damn! well we can always trout him if we want to
[22:11:26] * jameson sharpens his trout
[22:11:35] <fingolfin> hm, I wonder if "trout" is a proper verb? :)
[22:11:50] <jameson> Anything can be verbified in english =)
[22:12:51] <fingolfin> how true
[22:27:34] <jameson> I think I'll go now. Good night!
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