[lkml]   [1998]   [Nov]   [15]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
    SubjectRe: 2.1.126 still no sparc64 autofs
    On Sat, Nov 14, 1998 at 01:45:16PM -0500, Rich Sahlender wrote:
    > H. Peter Anvin wrote:
    > > Why is the "long" a different size in kernel and user space? That
    > > seems buggy. It's an easy thing to fix, but it seems like the Wrong
    > > Thing[TM].
    > I tend to agree it's buggy. I would expect the long to generate a 32
    > bit int even in the 64 bit kernel space unless you specifically ask
    > for a 64 bit long .ie. suns 'long long'. This would keep things
    > downward/backward compatible.

    A big problem is that there are a number of places in the kernel that
    assume sizeof(long) == sizeof(void *). Mostly to do with page tables
    and I/O address remapping, a few to do with overloading struct elements
    by kludgy casts.

    Yucky I know, but there you go.

    -- Jamie

    To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    the body of a message to
    Please read the FAQ at

     \ /
      Last update: 2005-03-22 13:45    [W:0.020 / U:14.132 seconds]
    ©2003-2016 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site