[PD] writesf~ bug - crashes Pd when output file size hits 2GB

ClaudiusMaximus gloriousclaudiusmaximus at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Sep 23 19:12:27 CEST 2004

As the subject says, last night I was recording to 2 channel 32bit float 
and after a couple of hours Pd crashed suddenly, completely 
unresponsive, had to kill it in the system monitor.  Checking today, the 
recorded file was 2147483647 bytes (= 2^31 - 1 bytes),  The file system 
of the drive is ext3, I'm using GNU/Linux Red Hat 9 PlanetCCRMA.

This message:


...says that the max file size on ext3 is much bigger than 2GB, but that:

Your application must use LFS extensions, e.g.
open("filename", O_LARGEFILE, ..)

I'm also guessing that there is a file size limit in the WAV format 
itself, probably around the 2GB or 4GB mark too.

But at any rate, reaching any of these limits shouldn't crash Pd!

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