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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Add getdents32t syscall
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    Linus Torvalds wrote:

    > The thing is, I hate encouraging glibc's behaviour of "we'll make up our
    > own structures", and then ask the kernel to fix it later when it was done
    > wrong in glibc. This is a totally new format that is totally unnecessary,
    > and the RIGHT thing to do is to have glibc just use the proper 64-bit
    > format.

    Good idea. Let's go back in time to 1994/5 and add d_type then. May I
    remember you that I always wanted large data types but whenever it was
    proposed the kernel people (including you) said: we don't need it this
    big now therefore it won't be changed.

    > In other words, why doesn't glibc ever just make a new major number and
    > make its "struct dirent" be the 64-bit version?

    You can't be serious. Can you even imagine the pain this would cause?

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    ➧ Ulrich Drepper ➧ Red Hat, Inc. ➧ 444 Castro St ➧ Mountain View, CA ❖
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