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Date:      Thu, 12 Oct 1995 14:58:26 -0700
From:      Scott Blachowicz <scott@statsci.com>
To:        "Justin T. Gibbs" <gibbs@freefall.FreeBSD.org>
Cc:        "Dima (ELO)" <dima@escape.com>, questions@freebsd.org, support@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: problem 
Message-ID:  <m0t3Ve1-000r3xC@main.statsci.com>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Thu, 12 Oct 1995 14:17:04 -0700." <199510122117.OAA03809@aslan.cdrom.com> 

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"Justin T. Gibbs" <gibbs@freefall.FreeBSD.org> wrote:

> Our msdosfs is broken for filesystems > ~500MB in my experience.  Its
> just another thing that needs to be fixed in msdosfs.

And in my experience (read: one system), it is broken, period. Are you talking
of _disks_ > ~500Mb or _filesystems_? When I messed with msdosfs on my system
(a 1Gb IDE disk & a 1.4Gb SCSI disk on a 2.0.5R installed from CD) I ended up
getting corrupted BSD partitions for my trouble - even when I only mounted the
msdos slices read-only. And I don't have any slices or filesystems that are
that big.

The system works great now that I don't get anywhere near the msdos slices. I
CAN just use the mtools package to get at my msdos disks anyways - not as
convenient, but it does seem to work.

I would LOVE to hear that things have been fixed up in later releases...I might
even try it once I get good backups and a recovery plan thought out...

Scott Blachowicz    Ph: 206/283-8802x240    StatSci, a div of MathSoft, Inc.
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scott@statsci.com                           Seattle, WA USA   98109
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