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SubjectRe: Large File support and blocks.
On Fri, Sep 01, 2000 at 02:44:04PM +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > To my knowlege it's only been speed related issues, not
> > correctness issues, that have been the cause for the
> > fear and loathing of long long.
>
> There are several parts of XFS which do not compile correctly with gcc
> 2.95.2, but do with egcs 1.1
>
> For example consider the appended test case. It breaks with 2.95-stable
> (from CVS March or so) because the bh->b_blocknr >>= block_bits;
> shift is miscompiled. The problem seems to be that it forgets to reload
> the %cl register used for the variable shift after the long long shift
> before, leading to a bogus shift.

And mind you, that shift operates on 'unsigned long' !
( Not 'unsigned long long' )

So far there has been only talk of doing the change. Brr...

> Another problem is that linus' do_div in asm-i386/div64.h seems to cause
> miscompiled code when used in anything more complicated than printk (no
> extracted test case yet sorry)

It really isn't intended for anything else.
It is rather terrible side-effect monster..

> Assembly from gcc 2.95 for the
> bh->b_blocknr = (long)mp->pbm_bn +
> (mp->pbm_offset >> inode->i_sb->s_blocksize_bits);
> bh->b_blocknr >>= block_bits;
> bh->b_state |= (1UL << 4 );

/Matti Aarnio
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