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    SubjectRe: 2.6.x partition breakage and dual booting
    On Sun, May 30, 2004 at 09:47:15PM +0100, viro@parcelfarce.linux.theplanet.co.uk wrote:

    > > Clearly, BLKGETSIZE is obsolescent - it should be replaced by
    > > BLKGETSIZE64 everywhere. 2^41 B is 2 TB, and some RAIDs are larger.
    >
    > ITYM "it should be replaced to lseek(fd, SEEK_END, 0) everywhere".

    Roughly speaking, I agree (if you change that to lseek(fd, 0, SEEK_END)).

    But in practice, now that we have BLKGETSIZE64, that is much more
    convenient. How many bits does one get out of lseek? What is the size
    of off_t? Is perhaps llseek needed? Or lseek64? Complications.

    Andries
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