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SubjectRe: [PATCH] new system call mknod64
On Sun, 2003-04-20 at 13:34, wrote:
> Yesterday or the day before Linus preferred __u32 etc for this
> loopinfo64 ioctl, so I did it that way. Here, since mknod is a
> traditional Unix system call, I am still inclined to prefer
> (unsigned) int above __u32. Of course it doesn't matter much.

To 64-bit platforms implementing 32-bit compatability layers,
it can matter a ton to use portable vs. non-portable types.

David S. Miller <>
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