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Re: CVS commit: src/sys/sys
> On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 03:08:09PM +0000, Havard Eidnes wrote:
> > Log Message:
> > Change va_fsid from long to u_long, so that we can store a dev_t
> > there without incurring warnings (which turns into build errors)
> > about conversions from unsigned int to long.
> > OK'ed by christos@.
> From the name, I would think it ought to be fsid_t, but it looks as if
> that's a red herring and it was left partway through a cleanup that
> intended to change it to fsid_t later. Or something like that.
Hm, yes, possibly. It appears that fsid_t is a 64-bit non-integral
type, so changing it to that right now as an alternative to this
"point fix" would have possibly wide-ranging consequences, and would
certainly change the binary layout. On the other hand, I had already
verified that the simpler fix worked as a "build fix"; I had
successfully completed several port rebuilds with this fix in place,
so I concluded that it ought to be good enough for now.
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