Bug #17163 Large file support wanted on IBM AIX
Submitted: 6 Feb 2006 18:08 Modified: 27 May 2006 7:03
Reporter: Björn Wiberg Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server Severity:S4 (Feature request)
Version:5.0.18-debug OS:IBM AIX ML5
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[6 Feb 2006 18:08] Björn Wiberg
I would like to submit a request for large file support to be enabled in the MySQL AB binary builds of MySQL on IBM AIX, as large file support is available for both JFS and JFS2 file systems since a long time ago (see http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1pTechnote0448).

Otherwise, tables, log files or other files of MySQL cannot exceed 2 GB size.

Best regards,

How to repeat:
Current setting is:

Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 104 to server version: 5.0.18-debug-log

Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the buffer.

root@localhost (none)> show variables like '%large_file%';
| Variable_name       | Value |
| large_files_support | OFF   |
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

Suggested fix:
Addition of the "--enable-large-files" flag to './configure'.
[26 May 2006 19:40] Valeriy Kravchuk
Thank you for a feature request. Please, check with a newer version, 5.0.21, and inform about the results.
[27 May 2006 6:48] Björn Wiberg
Thanks, seems to be fixed in 5.0.21 (or even in 5.0.20), and I've seen log files getting larger than 2 GB now, so that solved the problem.

Thanks again!

Best regards,
[27 May 2006 7:03] Valeriy Kravchuk
Large file support added in latest versions of 5.0.x for AIX.