Subject: Re: config, using 64bit values in host tools
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: James Chacon <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 11/18/2003 11:17:35
On Tue, Nov 18, 2003 at 09:08:25AM -0800, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> On Nov 18, 2003, at 8:54 AM, Frank van der Linden wrote:
> >It was reported that using options in kernel config files with value
> >>2^31-1 doesn't work, and indeed, config stores the numerical values
> >it reads in ints.
> >
> >That won't do if you need to specify larger values for 64bit platforms.
> >So I want to make config(8) use 64bit integers. However, it's a host 
> >tool,

This would be nice in general as we have things (say firewire) which use
64 bit identifiers for things even on 32bit hosts. Today it's split into
a high/lo pair but it's cumbersome.