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SubjectRe: OFFTOPIC: e2fsprogs and +2Gb partitions
> old place.  You simply cannot compare the total ommission of the
> llseek prototype with the. The glibc API is intended to be different
> from the libc5 API. The changes are not made because some standards
> demands them but instead because the libc5 made it wrong and we
> haven't made this error while developing glibc in parallel. It
> becomes time to remove all the #ifdef __linux__ from the sources and
> use the code which all platforms can use.

As anyone who lives in the commercial world will tell you, breaking
compatibility is frequently a bigger mistake than trying to ignore past
mistakes. You are without a doubt right that -D_POSIX_SOURCE et al should
not include llseek. You are without a doubt wrong to have not included
as close to full libc5 compatibility for -D_LINUX_SOURCE.

The glibc folks seem so intent on standards they've forgotten people have
to use the stuff perhaps.


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