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Re: PR/44847 CVS commit: src/sys/sys
On Sun, Mar 18, 2012 at 02:06:06PM +0200, Jukka Ruohonen wrote:
> 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
> > GNATS.
> > 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).
And in the spirit of standadizing existing practice, so did 4.3BSD for
that matter. It wasn't until 4.4 that stat.st_blksize got changed from
signed long to unsigned long. (I should have looked up that detail
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