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SubjectRe: [PATCH] use simple_strtoul for unsigned kernel parameters
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On Llu, 2003-08-18 at 16:20, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Well, in theory short/int/long can all be the same size and thus a
> "unsigned short" may not actually fit in a "long". I think that was the
> case on the old 64-bit cray machines, for example ("char" was a very slow
> 8-bit thing, everything else was purely 64-bit).
>
> Not likely something we want to port Linux to, admittedly.

Bear in mind we have the compiler source 8). If someone desperately
wants to run Linux (probably ucLinux) on their cray they can fix the
types too.

Things like the DEC10 (9,18,36 bit) and HLH Orion (word addressed) would
be a lot more fun but thankfully are extinct


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