VFAT from linux messes up GnupG? (was Re: File size limit in GnuPG???)
Mon, 27 Nov 2000 16:10:44 -0600
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Big Brother tells me that Jason Martin wrote:
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> A couple of things to think about:
> How much physical ram do you have? Perhaps GPG is trying to do the whole
> process in 'locked' memory. Or, how much disk space do you have on /tmp?
> If not the above, GPG might be creating temp file somewhere and running
> out of physical space. Just a couple of guesses..
An update... I have three hard drives in this machine. One of them
is a 20G IDE drive that has a windoze (VFAT) partition on it (this machine
is my workstation and dual boots to windoze). On a weird hunch, I copied
the 280MB of files that had worked earlier into a directory on my VFAT
partition and tried again. It failed on this attempt.
In other words, the only common ground is that when the original files
are on a VFAT partition and the output file is on my ext2fs partition,
the encryption fails.
This leaves several questions:
2. Is my data somehow accessible?
3. Why is the output filesize proportional to the input if it is invalid
data (i.e., see question #2).
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