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From "Stefan Bodewig (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COMPRESS-163) Unable to extract a file larger than 8GB from a Posix-format tar archive
Date Tue, 06 Dec 2011 20:37:41 GMT

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Stefan Bodewig commented on COMPRESS-163:
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Sorry, I somehow missed the fact that we already had code that was parsing PAX headers.

I agree the code should be corrected.
                
> Unable to extract a file larger than 8GB from a Posix-format tar archive
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: COMPRESS-163
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COMPRESS-163
>             Project: Commons Compress
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Compressors
>    Affects Versions: 1.3
>         Environment: The tar archive used for testing was created by GNU tar, but the
problem will occur with any Posix-formatted tar file containing files over 8GB in size.
>            Reporter: John Kodis
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 1.4
>
>         Attachments: 0003-Allow-reading-large-files-from-Posix-tar-archives.patch
>
>   Original Estimate: 24h
>  Remaining Estimate: 24h
>
> An attempt to read a posix-format tar archive containing a file in excess of 8^11 bytes
in size will fail with a "Size out of range" illegal argument exception.

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