Paladin of the Pegasos
Posts: 1420 from 2012/11/10
From: Manchester, UK/GB
wrote: Will we ever, in the forseeable future, be able to use Wayfarer to download a file of about 4.3GB in size onto any MorphOS supported disk media?
jacadcaps wrote:Do you have some specific repro steps for this? I am unaware of any issues with size limitations when downloading files in Wayfarer itself.
Well I used to get downloads over certain sizes 'failing' remaining stalled/incomplete with earlier versions of Wayfarer, IIRC
but as they do
now seem to complete correctly I realise this issue has been fixed or was a 'suspicion' due to them not downloading fully (though I cannot imagine that they didn't really fail as I re-tried in the past numerous historic downloads that this happened with a few times and got no further with completing them as full downloads).
Though maybe it was related to using a specific filesystem as the destination as to where the file was going to be saved to?
What is the maximum size a downloaded file can be with MorphOS, on each of these supported file systems - SFS, FAT-16/32 (O/L), HFS?
As I don't want to go starting a download only to find it won't complete on a filesystem that cannot cope with the filesize of the datafile.
I'm glad I asked the question, but realise now that downloads do all seem to work as they should, as you mentioned, and is something I probably needn't be concerned about, other than if it relates to a filesystem capability of not/accepting certain filesizes. Quote:
wrote: I ask as Jalapeno seems to have enough trouble in burning an ISO file of more than about 1.2GB to a DVD disk without employing a form of concatenation to create mini data packs that it 'glues' the data together as it records it onto one complete file on DVD media.
jacadcaps wrote:What problem is it you speak of? Splitting large files like this is used to be a standard practice, not just on MorphOS.
I don't see concatenation as an issue with Jalapeno burning files larger than 1.2GB, but why can't it burn a file that is 4.3GB in size instead of needing to split it up into smaller files to 'glue' them back together into larger files?
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