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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Mark i2o config broken on 64-bit platforms.
    On Mit, 2008-07-09 at 15:15 +0100, David Howells wrote:
    > Miquel van Smoorenburg <> wrote:
    > > The adaptec management application ("raidutils") is also not 64-bit clean
    > > (read the code .. it puts pointers into ints etc etc), and fixing
    > > that is not trivial, _but_ the 32 bit version works on a 64 bit kernel.
    > That may be so, but there is nothing to protect the 64-bit ioctl() call,
    > should someone choose to make one.

    Experience showed that (64bit) raidutils simply seg-fault reliably (at
    least on a kernel 2.6.15-1-em64t-p4-smp from Debian-Sarge/Backports from
    approx. 2 years ago, raidutils 0.0.4-5).

    For sure that's not an excuse for "allowing" the calls in the first
    place (and not at least return some appropriate -E value).

    > > second, compiling it gives warnings, but it works, and I bet people are
    > > using it.

    And the 32bit raidutils work on top of a 64bit kernel so far (at least
    the above version in one case).

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