December 21, 2004

GNU/Hurd: Support For Partitions Larger Than 2 GB

The latest upload of the Debian hurd package features a patch by Ognyan Kulev which has support for ext2 partitions larger than 2 GB on 32bit systems. Over the last years, this limit had become an annoying issue of the GNU/Hurd system, so this change represents an important milestone for the Debian GNU/Hurd port with respect to user expectations. Although the patch has not yet been integrated by the upstream GNU Hurd maintainers, the Debian package maintainers consider it (after thorough testing) stable enough to warrant its inclusion into the Debian hurd package.


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