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    SubjectRe: [UPDATED PATCH] fix memory corruption from misinterpreted bad_inode_ops return values
    Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > Well, that probably would work, but it's also true that returning a 64-bit
    > value on a 32-bit platform really _does_ depend on more than the size.

    Yeah, obviously this is restricted to the signed-integer case. My point
    was just that you could have the compiler figure out which variant to pick
    for loff_t automatically.

    > "let's not play tricks with function types at all".

    I think I agree. The real (but harder) fix for the wasted space issue
    would be to get the toolchain to automatically combine functions that
    end up compiling into identical assembly.

    -Mitch
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