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    SubjectRe: Large block device patch, part 1 of 9
    Linus Torvalds <> writes:

    > On Tue, 3 Sep 2002, Neil Brown wrote:
    > >
    > > Effectively, this is a type-safe cast. You still get the warning, but
    > > it looks more like the C that we are used to.
    > I wonder if the right answer isn't to just make things like "__u64" be
    > "long long" even on 64-bit architectures (at least those on which it is 64
    > bit, of course. I _think_ that's true of all of them). And then just use
    > "llu" for it all.

    x86-64 does that already. I did it originally to fix some printk warnings.
    But it caused even more. I didn't bother then to change it back. Doesn't
    seem to have too many bad side effects at least.

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