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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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