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    SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] Expanding the size of "start" and "end" field in "struct resource"
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    Kumar Gala <galak@kernel.crashing.org> writes:

    > On Mar 15, 2006, at 1:57 PM, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>> One of the possible solutions to this problem is that expand the size
    >>> of "start" and "end" to "unsigned long long". But whole of the PCI and
    >>> driver code has been written assuming start and end to be unsigned long
    >>> and compiler starts throwing warnings.
    >>
    >>
    >> please use dma_addr_t then instead of unsigned long long
    >>
    >> this is the right size on all platforms afaik (could a ppc64 person
    >> verify this?> ;)
    >
    > Actually we really just want "start" and "end" to be u64 on all platforms.
    > Linus was ok with this change but no one has gone through and fixed everything
    > that would be required for it.

    Since it is faster to ask :)

    How is it that other pieces of code have problems?
    Warnings or something nasty?

    Eric

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