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SubjectRe: [PATCH] sparc32: wrong type of nlink_t
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> >    Against 2.4.20-pre5 - fix up the type of nlink_t. This makes jfs and
> > reiserfs stop complaining about comparisons always turning up false
> > due to limited range of data type.
> >
> > If you change this, you change the types exported to userspace
> > which will break everything.
>
> Right. Here's a corresponding reiserfs/jfs fix, then. I've checked the
> constants aren't used for anything else except nlink overflow alerts.

I don't like this fix. I know 32767 is a lot of links, but I don't like
artificially lowering a limit like this just because one architecture
defines nlink_t incorrectly. I'd rather get rid of the compiler warnings
with a cast in the few places the limit is checked, even though that is
a little bit ugly.

> diff -urN linux-2.4.20-pre5/fs/jfs/jfs_filsys.h linux-2.4.20-pre5.n/fs/jfs/jfs_filsys.h
> --- linux-2.4.20-pre5/fs/jfs/jfs_filsys.h 2002-09-01 11:31:44.000000000 +0200
> +++ linux-2.4.20-pre5.n/fs/jfs/jfs_filsys.h 2002-09-01 11:30:13.000000000 +0200
> @@ -125,7 +125,8 @@
> #define MAXBLOCKSIZE 4096
> #define MAXFILESIZE ((s64)1 << 52)
>
> -#define JFS_LINK_MAX 65535 /* nlink_t is unsigned short */
> +/* the shortest nlink_t there is is sparc's signed short */
> +#define JFS_LINK_MAX 32767
>
> /* Minimum number of bytes supported for a JFS partition */
> #define MINJFS (0x1000000)
> diff -urN linux-2.4.20-pre5/include/linux/reiserfs_fs.h linux-2.4.20-pre5.n/include/linux/reiserfs_fs.h
> --- linux-2.4.20-pre5/include/linux/reiserfs_fs.h 2002-09-01 11:31:45.000000000 +0200
> +++ linux-2.4.20-pre5.n/include/linux/reiserfs_fs.h 2002-09-01 11:23:30.000000000 +0200
> @@ -1185,10 +1185,12 @@
> #define MAX_B_NUM MAX_UL_INT
> #define MAX_FC_NUM MAX_US_INT
>
> -
> -/* the purpose is to detect overflow of an unsigned short */
> -#define REISERFS_LINK_MAX (MAX_US_INT - 1000)
> -
> +/* the original purpose was to detect a possible overflow
> + * of an unsigned short nlink_t. However, there are archs
> + * that only provide a signed short nlink_t, so this will
> + * have to start ringing a wee bit earlier.
> + */
> +#define REISERFS_LINK_MAX (0x7fff - 1000)
>
> /* The following defines are used in reiserfs_insert_item and reiserfs_append_item */
> #define REISERFS_KERNEL_MEM 0 /* reiserfs kernel memory mode */

Thanks,
Shaggy

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David Kleikamp
IBM Linux Technology Center
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