I am getting an EOF tring to extract a large directory and suspect size

multics.tar;1 3867460 21-AUG-2007 12:50:12.76 [SYSTEM]

as you can see it is almost 2GB. I created the tar with cygwin and I
don't think
it is to blame.

Is there a known issue with VMSTAR?
VMS TAR V3.4-1 (Nov 29 2001)

PL/I for OpenVMS