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At this stage it seems that way, though it's still too early to say anything definite about it. Two people and two HDDs involved in the testing is not a very large 'statistical universe'...
Originally Posted by E P
Only long-term use by many people can prove the validity of large-partition usage.
But my own belief is that it was just a free space calculation issue.
However, since this issue was caused by the 32-bit nature of the 'size_t' typedef, we should also ask ourselves what other software might be affected by it.
Note that I'm not saying that this 32-bit nature is in any way wrong. The traditional usage of size_t only demands a size sufficient for the entire address space of the target processor, and that is 32 bits in our case. But many people, including us, have gotten used to treating it as a size sufficient to deal with all types of byte counts and offsets, even though that is no longer true with modern HDD sizes.
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