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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 <martin%homeworld.netbsd.org@localhost>
> To: gnats-bugs%NetBSD.org@localhost
> Cc: christos%NetBSD.org@localhost, jruohonen%iki.fi@localhost
> 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.
> > http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/000095399/basedefs/sys/types.h.html
> 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.
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