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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.

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