From: John P. Looney (jplooney-ilug at domain online.ie)
Date: Thu 17 Feb 2000 - 13:49:28 GMT
On Thu, Feb 17, 2000 at 01:25:46PM +0000, kevin lyda mentioned:
> perhaps changing the typedefs of off_t, size_t, ssize_t, etc. to 64 or
> 128 bit numbers would be better? while that would break some programs,
> they're the ones not using the correct types to begin with so that's
> semi-ok. it would also increase the max file size by 2^32 instead of
That's what the 64bit versions of Linux do. See as all userspace tools
had to be recompiled anyway, it wasn't a big loss.
But, I can see a day when Linux 3.0 is shipped on distributions with
64bit filesizes, and all userspace apps compiled to expect them.
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