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    SubjectRe: si_band type

    On 22 Feb 2000 15:54:11 -0800, Ulrich Drepper <> said:

    > The type of the si_band (more correctly: _sifields._sigpoll._fd) field in
    > include/asm-*/siginfo.h

    > is wrong. It should be `long', not `int'. We can easily change it
    > for 32-bit architectures, but what to do for 64bit? If nobody is
    > using it (is it possible at all?) we can probably just do it without
    > disturbing anybody.

    It is already in use by the F_SETSIG FASYNC code in 2.3. Worse, the
    "_fd" member which follows it is also in use, even on 2.2.

    si_band isn't in use in 2.2 to my knowledge, so we could conceivably
    move it after the si_fd member and replace the old si_band with padding,
    but is this really any better than leaving si_band as an int?


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