Subject: Re: Off_t & uid_t changes question
To: None <,>
From: Stephen J. Roznowski <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/14/1994 18:19:43
> From: Zdenek Salvet <>
> Will older static binaries run with -current kernel after off_t changed 
> to 64 bits ? If yes , how it was achieved ?

The difference between the 32/64 bit off_t is done via new system
calls (i.e. lseek vs olseek). Since static binaries contain a copy
of the library routines they are using, they will continue to run
with no problems. Old dynamically linked binaries will be using the
old system calls.

Hope this helps,