Subject: Re: Watch out for lseek and stat struct st_size fields!
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List: amiga-dev
Date: 07/13/1994 21:23:27
> 	I've been bit hard in the last two days due to the 64 bit size of files
> 	in NetBSD. Make sure you cast references to file size in lseek
> 	to off_t and to cast references to the st_size field of the stat
> 	structure to int. You'll also run in to problems with sys_errlist's

*soap box on*
_GRIN_ So, how many people had benefits so far from having a 64bit off_t OS,
and how many suffer from the mess it caused?
*soap box off*

Sorry, couldn't resist:-) BTW, what would happen if I'd compile -current with
THAT typedef in <sys/types.h> reset to long?
Could you do "#if sizeof(off_t) == sizeof(long)" ? Else we could get the same
result by using something like __QUAD_OFF_T__ along with the typedef, and
change the very few structs that contain off_t (just remember stat) to 
include padding like in old times (:-)) iff __QUAD_OFF_T__ is not defined?
I just can hardly believe that it would be such an impossible task to 
have a kernel that can be both compilable for 32 and 64 bit... Well, enough
whining again for a while :-)

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