Re: [Linux-ia64] kernel update (relative to 2.5.39)

From: Jes Sorensen <>
Date: 2002-10-03 12:33:08
David Mosberger <> writes:

> >>>>> On Tue, 1 Oct 2002 09:28:12 +1000, Peter Chubb <> said:
>   Peter>       1.  Change the definition of ino_t to be a long, not an
>   Peter> int, as was done in the sparc64 and ppc64 code.  The comments
>   Peter> in asm/posix_types.h say these types are used for
>   Peter> communication to userspace, so maybe that's not an option any
>   Peter> more?
> [snip]
> If we can do it without breaking apps, I'm all for changing ino_t to
> 64 bits.  Note that "struct stat" already defines the st_ino member as
> "unsigned long".  Also, glibc declares ino_t as a 64-bit type.

I don't think there should be many (if any) cases where this happens,
but I agree it should be validated. Since we're in little endian mode,
we might be lucky that natural data alignment inside structs will save
us as well ;-)

Received on Wed Oct 02 19:33:38 2002

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