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SubjectRe: Large block device patch, part 1 of 9
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Linus Torvalds <torvalds@transmeta.com> 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.

-Andi
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