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Re: PR/44847 CVS commit: src/sys/sys

On Sun, Mar 18, 2012 at 12:00:07PM +0000, Martin Husemann wrote:
> The following reply was made to PR standards/44847; it has been noted by 
> From: Martin Husemann <>
> To:
> Cc:,
> Subject: Re: PR/44847 CVS commit: src/sys/sys
> Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2012 11:57:03 +0000
>  On Sat, Mar 17, 2012 at 09:35:02PM +0000, Christos Zoulas wrote:
>  >  Log Message:
>  >  PR/44847: Jukka Ruohonen: blksize_t should be signed.
>  >
>  I object to this change, that part of the standard is obviously bogus
>  and should not be blindly followed.

I agree; it seems to me that this was inherited from whatever system was
used as a base at the time of standardization (Solaris, AIX, or something).

>  What use would a negative blocksize have?

Not any I can think of. But maybe some error returns, etc., no idea.

- Jukka.

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