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Section: 6 [filesys.ts::fs.filesystem.synopsis], 15.14 [filesys.ts::fs.op.file_size] Status: NAD Future Submitter: CH-8 Opened: 2014-01-20 Last modified: 2016-12-23
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uintmax_t is specified to hold at least 64 bit. This is not enough for sizes beyond 4 [sic] exabytes.
Specify whether an implementation must provide a uintmax_t that can hold the maximum possible space and file size values.
[2014-02-06: Jeffery Yasskin points out 64-bits unsigned actually has a maximum value of "16 exabytes, not 4"]
[2014-02-07: Beman Dawes suggests: This should be NAD. Such ultra-large files are the province of enterprise-wide filesystems such as requested by IBM and others for a follow-on SG3 TS. That would be the best vehicle to address this concern IMO.]
[ 2014-02-11 Issaquah: NAD Future. ]