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SubjectRe: [reiserfs-dev] Re: [PATCH] sparc32: wrong type of nlink_t
On Wed, 2002-09-04 at 16:18, Dave Kleikamp wrote:
> > > 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.

The patch will probably cause reiserfs problems as well, we've already
got people with > 32767 links on disk, going to a lower number will
confuse things.


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