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Date:	Thu, 19 Apr 2012 17:38:44 +0300 (EEST)
From:	Jouko Orava <>
To:	Eric Sandeen <>
cc:	Jouko Orava <>,,
	Zheng Liu <>
Subject: Re: Bug: Large writes can fail on ext4 if the write buffer is not

> FWIW, we tried fairly hard to get the limit lifted in the vfs, to no avail.

I understand. The downsides from the limit are very small, after all.

Has anyone tested the older stable kernel releases?
When was the VFS limit added, or is it something RHEL kernels patch out?

> Agreed, I think Dave was a little to quick on the draw on his reply.

It is easy to miss, the EFAULT on the syscall that follows is so obvious.

I've filed a terse report to the Red Hat Bugzilla:
Let me know if you wish me to expand on that report.

Best regards,
    Jouko Orava
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